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Gas, Electricity, Water in Doha


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Set-up Gas Utilities in Qatar

Qatar does not have a mainline gas network. To purchase bottled gas for cookers you must contact a distributor.

Gas Providers in Qatars

Woqod

Phone: +974 4430 8187
Website: http://www.woqod.com.qa

Woqod is the producer and overall distributor for liquid petroleum gas (LPG) in Doha. Woqod distributes 12 kg and 6 kg cylinders (called Shafaf) suitable for flats and small villas. These cylinders are transparent, and safer than traditional steel canisters (which are being phased out). Larger cylinders are available for businesses and heavy users.

Gas Rates in Qatar

A new 12 kg cylinder costs QR 350, or QR 365 with gas.

A list of places to buy cylinders is available from Woqod. You must also purchase a regulator for QR 45 to QR 100. Once you own a cylinder you pay to fill it with gas.

Set-up Electric Utilities in Qatar

Voltage in Qatar is 220-240VAc, 50 Hz. For reference, US and Canadian plugs are 110-120 Volts. The primary socket types in Qatar are "Type G" British BS-1363 and "Type D" Indian. Type G sockets have three rectangular holes and are grounded. Type D sockets have three round holes and are grounded.

Electric Providers in Qatar

The provider of electricity in Qatar is the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation.

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation

Phone: +974
Website: http://www.km.com.qa/en/pages/home.aspx
Email: customercare@km.com.qa

To apply for new electricity services in Doha:

  • Download and fill out the application form. You will need your Qatari ID number. You may also need a property certificate, building permit, policy plan, and a copy of your ID. You can use the same form to apply for water services.
  • Submit to a QGEWC service center

Once your application is processed you will receive an electricity and customer number. You can use these to register for a QGEWC account online and pay your bills online.

Electricity Rates in Qatar

Electricity rates in Qatar vary according to the type of building you reside in (e.g. villa or flat) and your consumption.

For residents of flats and villas, electricity costs QR 0.08 for 1 to 4000 KwH, and QR 1 for over 4000 KwH.

Set-up Water Utilities in Qatar

There is limited natural freshwater in Qatar, so the country is highly reliant on desalinated supplies.

Water Providers in Qatar

The provider of electricity in Qatar is the Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation.

Qatar General Electricity and Water Corporation

Phone: +974
Website: http://www.km.com.qa/en/pages/home.aspx
Email: customercare@km.com.qa

To apply for new water services in Doha:

  • Download and fill out the application form. You will need your Qatari ID number. You may also need a property certificate, building permit, policy plan, and a copy of your ID. You can use the same form to apply for electricity services.
  • Submit to a QGEWC service center

Once your application is processed you will receive an electricity and customer number. You can use these to register for a QGEWC account online and pay your bills online.

Water Rates in Qatar

Water rates in Qatar vary according to the type of building you reside in (e.g. villa or flat).

For residents of flats and villas, water costs QR 4.4 per cubic meter.


Update 1/10/2013

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