Young Qatari Duo plans supplying fuel to consumer doorsteps: i-fuel

Young Qatari Duo plans supplying fuel to consumer doorsteps: i-fuel

by QI correspondent

I-fuel has won the recently held ‘Al-Fikra Challenges Award’ – a competition organised by the Qatar Development Bank for entrepreneurs to find solutions to some of the challenges that can be turned into business ideas and projects that can serve the country.

The Qatari startup ‘i-fuel’ founded by Doha-based entrepreneurs Nasser Al Kaabi and Jamal Khatib, a unique creation, plans to solve a universal problem faced by motorists – long drawn out queues in petrol stations, waste of valuable time and sometimes even having enough gas or time to reach the nearest station.

iFuel, a new app, which was one of the eight winners of the Al Fikra competition, will soon make fuel delivery a possibility in Qatar.

Qatar has proved its mark many a time in innovation and technology fields and the country’s emphasis on world-class education and on creating avenues for skills development has helped several homegrown talents to flourish both nationally and internationally.

The duo, who won the Al-Fikra 2019 competition, is planning to start delivering petrol to customers across Qatar in the next eight to ten months.

The innovation will make it possible for residents and citizens of Qatar to fill their car tanks with fuel just outside their homes, once the necessary tests are done and approvals have been secured.

The i-fuel app has a catchy tagline “Never stop for petrol again, We Fill, You Chill,”

While presenting the app at the competition, Al Kaabi said, “We take the hassle out of topping-up your vehicle fuel tank by coming to you. Thanks to our at home petrol top-up app, waiting at the gas station will be a matter of past.”

Khatib remarked, “We have finalized a deal with Data Line Software Services to develop the i-fuel application and we are currently working on specifically built trucks to sync with the app. We want to ensure 100 percent accuracy before making this service operational.”

Highlighting that the app inventors have received a great response from concerned authorities.

All required safety standards will be met, Khatib said further, adding that the plan is to currently roll out the service will with four trucks in high traffic areas like The Pearl-Qatar, West Bay and Qatar University and further plans to expand the operations eventually to other areas.

Furthermore, an official from WOQOD was very supportive of the project and the startup company is currently finalising the testing of the application and its trucks.

Khatib added: “We have specific-built trucks that meet the requirements of the Ministry of Energy and Industry, Ministry of Transport and Communications, and WOQOD. And with the help of WOQOD we’re going to operate successfully.

‘i-fuel’s’ solution will feature its own metre system which will be connected to a mobile phone. This will show the price and litres ordered.

Khatib said: “You can connect your car to your phone, see how much you want to fill. In case you don’t want to connect to your mobile phone, we basically deliver to your house and you pay by cash and you get the receipt.

Fuel prices will be identical to standard petrol prices set by the relevant authorities with a service charge of QR18, Khatib mentioned.

So Qatari citizens and residents eagerly await the time when they can use the app to book a date for fuel top-up. All they have to do is leave their vehicle’s fuel cap open and the rest will be taken care of by i-fuel.

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Petrol and Diesel prices in Qatar – QP announces prices for the month of May 2019

Petrol and Diesel prices in Qatar – QP announces prices for the month of May 2019

Qatar Petroleum announced petrol and diesel prices for the month of May 2019. New prices announced yesterday is already effective from today.

March and April month has seen an increase in fuel prices in Qatar. Upward trend continues and from today both Petrol and Diesel prices are higher than the prices it was in April.

According to the tweet announcement by QP, Premium Gasoline (Petrol) priced at QAR 1.95 per Litre, Super Gasoline (Petrol) priced at QAR 2.00 per Litre and Diesel priced at QAR 2.00 per Litre. Gasoline is 15 dirhams higher and Diesel price is up by 5 dirhams higher than the price it was in April 2019.

Gasoline and also Diesel prices have seen a drop in Jan 2019 with 30 dirhams per litre. Feb 2019 it remained unchanged. March has seen an increase by 5 dirhams and it also continued to April with an increase of 25 dirhams.

Since 2017 September Qatar Petroleum has been announcing the monthly fuel price list.

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Qatar Petroleum announces a hike in fuel prices for April 2019

Qatar Petroleum announces a hike in fuel prices for April 2019

Price of Super petrol and Premium petrol (Gasoline) jumped up by 25 dirhams. Also, the price of diesel is up by 10 dirhams. An announcement on Qatar Petroleum (QP) website confirms the hike in Gasoline (Petrol) and Diesel prices for the month of Apr 2019.

In the month of March, there was an increase in Gasoline and Diesel prices. Following the trend, the fuel prices in April also see an upward trend.

Qatar Petroleum – Fuel prices history

Petrol-Diesel-Fuel-Prices-Qatar-May2018-Mar2019

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Qatar Petroleum announces Petrol, Diesel prices for the month of March 2019

Qatar Petroleum announces Petrol Diesel prices for the month of March 2019

Qatar Petroleum on Thursday (28th Feb) announces the fuel prices (diesel and gasoline) for the month of March 2019. Fuel prices were in the downward trend for the last few months has been increased for the month of March 2019.

According to the new price list,

  • a litre of Premium petrol (Gasoline) will cost QR 1.55 in Mar 2019 (QR 1.50 in Feb 2019)
  • a litre of Super petrol (Gasoline) will cost QR 1.60 in Mar 2019 (QR 1.55 in Feb 2019)
  • a litre of Diesel will cost QR 1.85 in Mar 2019 (QR 1.70 in Feb 2019)

 

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Qatar Petroleum announces a significant price cut to petrol and deisel for December 2018 – Premium petrol would cost QR 1.80 a litre

Qatar Petroleum announces a significant price cut to petrol and diesel in Qatar for December 2018

Petrol and Diesel prices were above QR 2 for several months. Qatar Petroleum on its Twitter page announced that the Premium petrol would cost QR 1.80 per litre while Super Petrol would cost QR 1.85 per litre in December 2018. Both Premium and Super fuel is down by 25 dirhams per litre. This price cut in December will give a saving of 25 dirhams per litre to all vehicle users.

Diesel would cost QR 2.00 per litre against QR 2.05 in November 2018.

Source: https://twitter.com/qatarpetroleum

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Qatar petrol and diesel prices in August will remain the same as in July

Qatar petrol and diesel prices in August will remain the same as in July

There will not be any change in petrol and diesel prices in August (2018). The price of premium grade and super grade petrol in August will remain the same as in July (2018), according to the new list issued by Qatar Petroleum, Reported thepeninsulaqatar.com

Price per litre – August 2018:

Premium Gasoline (Petrol): QR 2.00
Super Gasoline (Petrol): QR 2.05
Diesel: QR 2.05

Last month (July) Super Gasoline priced 5 dirhams cheaper than what it was in the month of June 2018. Premium petrol was QR 1.20 per litre when the first list was announced in June 2016.

 

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Petrol – QR 2 per litre with effect from 1st of May 2018

Petrol price – QR 2 per litre with effect from 1st of May 2018

Super grade petrol – QR 2 per litre (April it was at QR 1.90)

Premium grade petrol – QR 1.90 per litre (April it was at QR 1.80)

Diesel – QR 2 per litre (April it was at QR 1.82)

When the first list was announced in June 2016 the premium petrol was QR1.20 per litre, super QR1.30 per litre and diesel QR1.40 per litre.

Source: thepeninsulaqatar.com

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