Qatar Fuel Company (Woqod) has extended until mid-2017 its exchange offer, to replace the metal LPG cylinders with the lightweight Shafaf cylinders, it was announced on Tuesday.
The offer allows customers to exchange a metal gas cylinder for QR265 instead of QR365, the cost of a new Shafaf cylinder. Customers can exchange their metal cylinders with Shafaf at any Woqod service stations or other points of sales.
“Woqod works to continuously collect the old metal cylinders from these point of sales and provide them with Shafaf cylinders instead,” it was explained in a statement.
Referring to the ‘claims that have been raised by some residents in Qatari newspapers recently on the unavailability of Shafaf gas cylinders,’ Woqod acknowledged that ‘the fog has led to the reduction of distribution, due to the danger of transferring flammable materials in conditions where visibility is very difficult.’
“Woqod worked hard to find the best solution and managed to provide the market with a decrease of only 2% compared to the same period in December. It is worth mentioning that Woqod adhered to its strict safety standards to avoid any risks in distributing gas cylinders in bad weather conditions.
“Woqod is currently re-evaluating the number of gas cylinders that should be distributed across Qatar to cater to the country’s increasing demands. Woqod always listen to the consumers’ concerns and respond to their urgent needs, and will continue its effort to overcome all obstacles to meet the requirements of the people.
“Woqod would like to reiterate its commitment to the Qatari community and meet all demands of the residents in Qatar with quality, safety and quick service,” the statement added.