Doha, October 2009
- Qatar Fuel (WOQOD) announced today that effective from the end of 2009 they will be withdrawing 48kg (100 liters) LPG cylinders from the market. WOQOD have recently started to commission their new LPG bottling and bulk loading plant which is located in the New Industrial Area of Doha.
The planned phase out of the 48kg cylinders will occur as the new filling plant is fully operational and the existing filling plant run by Qatar Petroleum in Meisaeed is decommissioned.
“The 48kg cylinder is heavy and dangerous to handle,” stated Mohammed Turki Al Sobai, WOQOD’s Vice Chairman and Managing Director. “We are encouraging users of these cylinders to switch to fixed bulk tanks. The new tanks will be supplied by WOQOD and installed by one of five authorized LPG installation contractors. The premises of each individual customer can be professionally surveyed and a recommendation made for the size of LPG tank and the best location for safety.
“Installation options will include gas leak detection systems and different piping options. WOQOD’s dedicated fleet of modern LPG road tankers will provide a safe and reliable delivery service to ensure that customers have a continuous supply of LPG. This latest initiative by WOQOD further demonstrates the company’s dedication to improve the safe handling of the products and services WOQOD offers to its customers.”