Pay a fee or fill up yourself at these UAE petrol stations from mid-April
If you want someone to fill up your car for you, it’s going to cost extra…
Pulling up to a petrol station and having someone fill up your car is all part and parcel of being a motorist in the UAE. But it looks like that may be on the outs as Abu Dhabi-based petrol station operator ADNOC has announced that customers will soon need to pay to have their vehicles refueled by an attendant.
In mid-April, the company will be launching ADNOC Flex, a new system that offers customers a self-service option to fill up their cars by themselves. If you wish to do it the old fashioned way – i.e. pull up to the pump and have someone fill up for you – this is now classified as a “premium” service and will incur an additional fee.
Today, we have announced a new approach for fuel customers, giving them more choice in how and where they re-fuel. Customers in Abu Dhabi will see the new choices from mid-April. Read more here: https://t.co/GLsGAV02oC pic.twitter.com/ipJRnccJXw
— ADNOC Distribution (@ADNOCdist) April 3, 2018
ADNOC says that it will be rolling out the new system to all 40 of its Abu Dhabi petrol stations, and while it won’t yet affect their outlets in Dubai, it’s definitely something to note for those who commute to and from the capital.
Information on how much the premium fee will be has yet to be revealed, but ADNOC have said that in the beginning it will be waived so that customers can familiarise themselves with the system. Elderly customers and people of determination will also be permanently exempt from paying the premium fee.
Alongside the new service, the company will also be launching a new MyStation pilot to deliver LPG cylinders and fuel to customers’ homes and vehicles. This will arrive later in the year.
You can check out the below for more information on how ADNOC Flex will work when it launches later this month:
One of our Vice Presidents, Sultan Al Jenaibi, answers your questions about our new choice of fuel services – premium for a small fee, a self serve option and over time, a delivery service called My Station. pic.twitter.com/V3tEh08OCP
— ADNOC Distribution (@ADNOCdist) April 4, 2018