BP Oman and Oman Oil Company (OOC) have launched the Middle East’s first environmentally friendly filling station in the Sultanate at Seeb. The BP Wadi Al-Bahais service station features a solar canopy that will provide between 20 and 25 percent of the station’s daily electrical needs.
The site also includes an energy efficient car washing facility and a coffee shop bearing BP’s global ‘Wild Bean Café’ brand. This is the first service station BP Oman has constructed since the end of a seven-year government moratorium.
David Douglas, chairman of BP Oman and CEO of OOC said: “We feel this progressive service station represents the future of BP Oman and Oman Oil Company’s vision for continued investment in Oman and its people while safeguarding the environment.”
BP is the world’s largest producer of solar energy. Its ‘Plug in the Sun’ project will see hundreds of BP filling stations around the world using solar power as part of the company’s commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 10 percent from a 1990 baseline by 2010. — (menareport.com)
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