In UAE motorists are being trained for self-service at petrol pumps. Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has launched mock petrol pumps in various shopping malls all over UAE to train the motorists to fill their own petrol tanks.

Currently, the training is offered in Sahara Mall Sharjah and Manar Mall in Ras Al Khaimah. Also, it is being continued in the Yas Mall, Abu Dhabi, for past 9 days.

Adnoc will introduce the prototype petrol filling machine to various malls, government departments and offices in UAE.

Must read: Bank Alfalah to start self-service banking counters

Sultan Salem Al Jenaibi, vice-president of Abu Dhabi Emirate Retail Sales of Adnoc Distribution said, We teach people how to hold the nozzle, press it for filling fuel and lock it, and release it when the tank is filled. The objective is to educate people about the self-service at the petrol stations and the shopping malls have been selected for this purpose as a large number of people visit these places. We want people to have an Adnoc wallet and smart tag in their vehicles to pay for the petrol in a smooth way.

Adding, “If it’s needed we can increase the number of training machines.”

The aim of self-service at petrol stations is to empower the people, allow them to fill their own tanks and pay the money, thus making the whole process smooth.

Nasser Al Hammadi, chief retail officer, said,  “I’m pleased that our customers appear to be embracing the new fuel options as part of Adnoc Flex. It’s still early days, and we will be rolling Adnoc Flex out to many more stations over the coming months, but the results to date are certainly encouraging. Over the coming days and weeks, our attendants will continue helping customers so they can make an informed decision about which service suits them best.”