By Andy Sambidge
Initiative to offer service from midnight to 6am is further extended across Dubai
An additional 20 service stations in the Emirates Petroleum Product Company (EPPCO) and ENOC network will introduce fuel self-service from midnight to 6am, the company has announced.
The initiative will be extended to 15 more EPPCO stations and five ENOC stations, bringing the total number of fuel stations offering fuel self-service during night hours to over 45.
ENOC/EPPCO said in a statement that it eventually plans to implement the system across its entire network.
The statement said that among the new stations where self-serve is introduced are 10 service stations, which had previously been closed from midnight to 6am.
A company spokesperson said: "An increasing number of motorists are now utilising the fuel self-service facility. The recent activation of ViP (Vehicle Identification Pass), a radio frequency identification (RFID) based fuel retailing system at ENOC/EPPCO service stations, further adds to the convenience of commercial users and fleet owners."
The introduction of self-service will result in no staff redundancies as affected staff members are being deployed in other service stations within the network, the statement added.
The mew ENOC/EPPCO stations that operate as self-service during late hours are in Al Twar, Al Garhoud, Sheikh Zayed Road, Al Rasheed Road, Port Rasheed Road, Dubai-Al Ain Road, Al Waheeda Road, Jumeirah Beach Road, Ras Al Khor, Al Ghusais, JAFZA, Al Aweer Road, Al Quoz, Al Badaa and Al Nahda.For all the latest retail news from the UAE and Gulf countries, follow us on Twitter and Linkedin, like us on Facebook and subscribe to our YouTube page, which is updated daily.