Self-service gas on tap

Starting April 2, every gas station in Israel will be obligated to offer at least one self service fueling possibility at a discount, compared with the full service price.

By SHARON WROBEL
March 20, 2006 07:28
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Drivers may be able to look forward to lower prices at the pump, as petrol filling stations will have to operate at least one pump yourself service beginning next month, the National Infrastructures Ministry said Sunday. "The revolution of self service operated petrol stations is the start of a new age for the petrol industry in Israel," said Eli Ronen, director general of the National Infrastructures Ministry. "There is no doubt that the new era will increase competition of petrol prices leading to a drop in fuel prices." Starting April 2, every petrol filling station in the country will be obligated by law to offer at least one self service fueling possibility at a discount of NIS 0.11 per liter compared with the full service price. Petrol filling stations without do-it-yourself pumps would be required to charge self-service prices. As such, self-service prices would become the "official fuel prices" with full service charged at an additional NIS 0.11 per liter. People with physical impairment would be entitled to full service at self-service prices. There are many advantages for owners of petrol stations in operating self-service gas points in terms of cutting labor costs and offering 24 hour a day services. Dor Alon is the first company in Israel to offer NIS 0.15 discount on self-service fueling at 100 gas stations. About 30 percent of gas point sales of Delek Israel are now self-service enabling the company to reduce the cost of gas.

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