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Woqod to tackle long lines with 20 new mobile fuel stations

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To help meet growing demand for petrol stations across the country, Qatar Fuel (Woqod) has announced plans to roll out nearly two dozen mobile fuel stations in and around Doha.

Speaking at the company’s annual general meeting last night, CEO Ibrahim Jaham Al Kuwari said 20 of these stations will go up shortly now that Woqod has secured permission from authorities.

An additional 30 mobile stations are being ordered and will be on standby within the next three months, the official told Gulf Times.

The location of the stations were not disclosed, but they will need to be in less crowded areas for safety reasons, Al Kuwari said.

The news comes as motorists are increasingly lamenting a lack of centrally located fuel stations in and around the capital.

At least half a dozen privately owned petrol stations have closed in the past few years, including two last month.

Longer hoses

Meanwhile, Woqod has also been talking about installing longer hoses on their fuel tanks so that motorists can use all lanes in a gas station.

Currently, there are long lines at petrol stations in the capital, particularly for those whose fuel tanks are on the right side of their car.

Photo for illustrative purposes only.
Photo for illustrative purposes only.

According to the Qatar Tribune, the hoses are being tested at select stations and must meet safety requirements before being implemented across the country.

Do you encounter long lines at fuel stations? Thoughts?

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