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Woqod to open 10 new petrol stations in Qatar by year-end

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Woqod petrol station
Woqod petrol station

Some 10 petrol stations are set to launch around Qatar by December, state-run fuel company Woqod has announced.

Motorists are likely to be especially happy about the station opening in Old Ghanim, off of Ras Abu Abboud St., this month.

Additionally, Woqod plans to launch a station in Al Thamid to the west of Doha by the end of October.

And next month, new fuel stops will be opened at Hamad International Airport, in Mshereib, Old Al Rayyan and Al Mashaf in Wukair.

Gas-hungry

Nine privately owned fuel stations in and around Doha have shut over the past few years.

And two more are expected to close for renovations soon. The closures have made it increasingly difficult for commuters to fill up their tanks.

Woqod said it is working to address this problem by opening some 100 stations by 2019, up from almost three dozen currently.

More immediately, it has been setting up mobile fueling stations in and around Doha.

Mobile fuel pumps
Mobile fuel pumps

Officials previously said 50 would become operational this year.

Four of these will open this month in Al Sadd, Rawdat Al Khail, Julaia’a (Qatar University) and Al Gharafa, Woqod CEO Ibrahim Jeham al Kuwari said in a statement.

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