Laugfs Southern Petroleum unveils solar powered fuel station | Sunday Observer

Laugfs Southern Petroleum unveils solar powered fuel station

Laugfs Southern Petroleum, in collaboration with Lanka IOC (LIOC), recently unveiled Sri Lanka’s first ever model fuel filling station with solar roofing at Pepiliyana, marking the 20th addition to the Laugfs network of fuel filling stations.

This is also the eighth addition to the Laugfs Southern Petroleum filling station network under the LIOC dealership.

This latest fuel filling station at Pepiliyana was opened by chief guest - Chairman of Lanka IOC, Ranjan Kumar Mohapathra, Lanka IOC Managing Director, Shyam Bohra, the LAUGFS Chairman, W. K.H. Wegapitiya and LAUGFS Group Managing Director, Thilak de Silva in the presence of the senior management. The new fuel station will be operated by LAUGFS Southern Petroleum in partnership with Lanka IOC. The Pepiliyana station will serve as another benchmark for the industry, with its solar panel installation.

The 25 KWH solar panelled roof is expected to add over 3,000 units per month on average to the National Grid, positioning it as a benchmark in the fuel retailing industry.

“This is an innovative concept, which is a first in our local petroleum retailing industry, and will be a benchmark for many to follow. ),” said Laugfs Southern Petroleum Director/Chief Executive Officer, Mahesh Weerasena during the launch ceremony. 

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