Qatari startup to ship petrol at doorstep

  • 11 months   ago
Qatari startup to ship petrol at doorstep
‘i-fuel’ founders Nasser Al Kaabi (right) and Jamal Khatib, posing with their award after winning at the Al-Fikra 2019 on Tuesday. Pic: Abdul Basit / the peninsula

Qatari startup 'I-fuel', which was established by Doha-based business entrepreneurs Nasser Al Kaabi and Jamal Khatib, plans to take care of a typical issue looked by drivers around the globe - long lines in oil stations and insufficient gas to achieve the station. The pair, who won the 'Difficulties' classification at the Al-Fikra 2019 challenge, are wanting to start delivering petrol to customers crosswise over Qatar in the following eight to 10 months. 

Addressing The Peninsula on the sidelines of the occasion on Tuesday, Khatib, stated: "The primary issue is there's such a great amount of traffic in oil stations. Right now and age where everything is changing, take a gander at Uber and Amazon, innovation is dominating. For what reason wouldn't you be able to request gas to your home. The main thing that you consider is security reasons. You would prefer not to have fuel on a truck. Be that as it may, with our answer, we fathomed that challenge. 'I-fuel' will convey oil at your area and at planned time. So at whatever point you need petroleum you simply request it and we're going to be there as soon as humanly possible conveying oil to you and serving you. With that, it will diminish the traffic in oil stations and add to the Qatar National Vision 2030. No compelling reason to go to the service stations any longer. We fill and you simply chill". 


As per Khatib, the group has just met with an authority from WOQOD who was steady of the undertaking. The new business is at present concluding the testing of the application and its trucks. 

Khatib included: "We have explicit constructed trucks that meet the prerequisites of the Ministry of Energy and Industry, Ministry of Transport and Communications, and WOQOD. What's more, with the assistance of WOQOD we will work effectively. At present, we're chipping away at our altered conveyance vehicles. We're going to begin with four trucks, and we will grow the activities in the end". 

'I-fuel's' answer will highlight its own meter framework which will be associated with a cell phone. This will demonstrate the cost and liters requested. Khatib stated: "You can associate your vehicle to your telephone, perceive the amount you need to fill. In the event that you would prefer not to associate with your cell phone, we essentially convey to your home and you pay with money and you get the receipt. They need to pay QR18. We completed an exploration and led a study and found that QR18 is the ideal cost for the Qatari market. Oil will be conveyed on schedule, and once you request from us, you will be given the assessed time of petroleum conveyance landing". 

At last, the startup intends to cover more drivers in Qatar. Khatib included: "We will grow locale by district, and begin in truly traffic zones. We can begin in The Pearl for instance and afterward we'll extend to West Bay, to Qatar University region; and area by locale until we manufacture a full model". 

I-fuel won the 'Al-Fikra Challenges Award', which was a challenge sorted out by the Qatar Development Bank for business people to discover answers for a portion of the difficulties that can be transformed into business thoughts and activities that can serve Qatar.