The Abu Dhabi national oil company for distribution (Adnoc-Fod) is planning to open 20 new petrol stations in the UAE in 2014, including five in the northern emirates, the company’s CEO said in remarks published on Thursday.
Abdullah Al Dahiri said most of the stations planned in Abu Dhabi emirate would be based outside the capital to cater for a rapid growth in demand due to a steady expansion in population and construction areas.
Quoted by the semi official daily Al Ittihad, he said three stations would be set up this year in Sharjah, two in Ras Al Khaimah and one in Umm Al Quwain.
The rest would be based in Abu Dhabi emirate including such remote areas as Al Rahba, Shamkha, Mushrif, Bahia,Shakbout City, Falah South and the Western region.
“We have already sign contracts to set up these stations this year…they are part of the company’s strategy to maintain expansions to meet growing demand,” he said.
He said Adnoc-Fod, which controls two major refineries in Umm Nar and Ruwais in Abu Dhabi, has opened 48 petrol stations since 2011.