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Boom sales of plastic petrol cans

It isboom time for sales of plastic petrol cans in the UK, after a governmentminister mistakenly advised people to stockpile petrol at home. The UK press isfull of articles about panic buying of fuel, dry petrol stations and domesticaccidents caused by petrol storage in homes. Onearticle in Friday’s FT reported “a 225% jump in sales […]

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Esso promotion gives away Lego toys

Family roadtrips will be particularly joyful occasions this summer, with an inspired Esso promotion offering exclusive Lego vehicles with its petrol (gasoline).   On the long drive from London to Exeter this week, the Blog was thrilled to see banners at Esso stations along the fabled A303 showing the collection of six Lego toys.   Spending […]

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More Picturesque Petrol Pumps #2 – the Modernists

I thought this series would be about scenic locations for petrol stations, but now I see that there is a whole school of thinking which views the station itself as a thing of beauty.   Only in America – the Top 15 Modernist Gas Stations on oobject.com.

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Picturesque Petrol Pumps #1

In a new series of Most Picturesque Petrol Stations (gas stations) of the World, this one on the Istrian coast must be a strong contender. On the shores of the Adriatic, with a backdrop of pines, an old red-roofed hill-side village and the Croatian mountains, it’s going to be hard to beat.    

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