EPPCO set to expand Dubai self-service fuel stations

Fuel retailer says an additional 15 service stations will make the switch from December 12
EPPCO set to expand Dubai self-service fuel stations
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By Andy Sambidge
Sun 08 Dec 2013 01:27 PM

An additional 15 service stations in the Emirates Petroleum Product Company (EPPCO) network will introduce fuel self-service from midnight to 6am from December 12, the company has announced.

The move follows the introduction of self-service during late hours at 10 EPPCO sites earlier this year.

The introduction of self-service will result in no staff redundancies as affected staff members will be deployed in other service stations within the network, EPPCO said.

The 15 service stations, where the self-service system is being introduced, have also been identified for their relatively low footfall during night hours, EPPCO said in a statement.

Announcements to inform motorists about the new service have been made at all sites, it added.

The sites are located along Sheikh Zayed Road; Nadd Al Hamar; Lahbab Road in Jebel Ali Industrial Area; Dubai-Al Ain Road; Port Rashid Road; Al Mankhool Road; Al Ghusais; Hatta-Dubai Road; Al Aweer Road; Mirdif; and Jumeirah Beach Road.

The fuel self-service initiative is part of EPPCO's strategy to introduce advanced and automated refuelling facilities across its network.

A spokesperson of EPPCO said: "The response to our fuel self-service initiative introduced in July at 10 of our service stations has been encouraging. With our service staff offering support, where needed, motorists are more confident of using the system on their own.

"By adding the number of service stations offering the facility, and introducing it during night hours, we are ensuring there is minimal inconvenience to motorists."

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