In an attempt to alleviate the endless gas station car lines problem, a company in Lebanon is offering refueling appointments.
Created by Wookood Petroleum, the dedicated online platform for this idea takes an individual’s personal details and car plate number for a reservation.
Bookings via Wookood are available for four gas stations in the areas of Beit Meri, Haret Sakher, Harissa Highway, and Byblos.
Each person is allowed to book no more than one reservation per week, and Sundays are off, according to the information on the platform.
The reservations system was launched on Wednesday, September 1st.
Reactions to the idea and its execution on the ground appeared to be mixed on launch day, based on day-one comments on Wookood’s Facebook page.
While some people were happy with the new service, saying it saved them time, others complained that they had to wait in a new-formed line of people with appointments.
Regardless, the system was put on hold only a day after its launch.
“For technical reasons, all appointments booked on the platform will be canceled. Please reschedule your appointments starting from the morning of Monday, September 6th, 2021…,” Wookood said in a statement on Thursday.
The reason for this? People not showing up to their appointments, according to the company.