The Qatar Fuel Company (WOQOD) plans to offer Liquefied Petroleum Gas (LPG) as automobile fuel as its emissions are lower than that of petrol and diesel.
The Company is preparing a feasibility study for which it is seeking the co-operation of municipal bodies, state-owned public transport company (Mowasalat) and car agencies, WOQOD’s Marketing Manager, Mark Vidler said.
“LPG for automobiles is just one of the plans we have this year,” Vidler said at a recent workshop jointly organized by the WOQOD and BP.
“One of the missions of The Company is to introduce innovative products and services to constantly improve the environmental impact on the community, Vidler said.
LPG burns more efficiently than gasoline, and hence the car engine will be cleaner and run quieter with less noise pollution, he said.
Cars with petrol engines can be converted to run on LPG and several countries have cars running on both gasoline and LPG, changing from one fuel to the other by using a switch on the dashboard,” Vidler said.
WOQOD Vice-Chairman and Managing Director, Mohamed Turki Al-Sobai said LPG “will help improve the air quality in densely populated areas.”