Around 15 new petrol stations would be opened by Woqod this year in selective locations of Doha and other parts of Qatar, according to a company official.
According to Ibrahim Jaham al-Kuwari, CEO of Woqod, the company is already in negotiations with the government for around 40 lands, which will be given to it soon. The company plans to operate 100 stations by 2020.
The official further said that Woqod currently operates a total of 56 petrol stations around the country, and last year, it opened 19 new stations, including mobile terminals in different parts of the country.
In addition, there have been nine new locations in the process of obtaining final licences in Al A’akla, Lusail in North Doha, al A’aqda in Al Khor, Abu Nakhla on Salwa Road, Aba Sulail on the southern road, Hamad International Airport, and Umm Ghuwailina in central Doha.
The construction of new stations is also taking place in Assalata Al Jadidah, Al Thumama, and Jabal Thuaylib in the Lusail area. These stations will open in 2017 after they’ve been issued the final necessary licences to begin operation, reported the official.
Moreover, there are four other centres under allocation in Al Mazroua’a, Madinat Al Shamal, Al Wajbah, and Mesaimeer South, which are all expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
The Chairman of Woqod, Sheikh Saoud, stated that the performance of Qatar Fuel in 2016 has been positive and on a continuous path of sustainable development, which the company’s management is keen to realise, despite all the difficulties and challenges.