The Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC) plans to establish 45 service stations in Saudi Arabia over the next five years, Pipeline Oil & Gas Magazine reported.

Establishing the 45 service stations will ease the interconnection among the kingdom’s 13 provinces and connect it with the rest of GCC and Middle East Region.

During the upcoming two years, ENOC will focus on establishing service stations in Riyadh and the Eastern province, the company said.

“Our 40-year heritage in building and operating best-in-class service stations across the UAE and Saudi Arabia are testament to our ability to build the infrastructure required for a robust network of service stations that will cater to the increased demand for fuel in the kingdom,” ENOC CEO Saif Humaid Al Falasi said.

ENOC plan comes in line with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs’s strategy to construct around 1,200 petrol stations in the kingdom.

“Our plan to expand our retail network by over 220% in the next five years is aligned with the Saudi Vision 2030,” Al Falasi added.

ENOC currently operates 14 service stations in Saudi Arabia.