Sunday, May 22, 2011

Filling station

A filling station, also known as a fueling station, garage, gasbar, gas station (U.S.), petrol bunk (India), petrol pump, petrol garage, petrol kiosk (Singapore), petrol station (United Kingdom) or service station, is a facility which sells fuel and lubricants for motor vehicles. The most common fuels sold today are petrol (known also as gasoline or gas in the U.S. and Canada, while "petrol" is also known in Canada), diesel fuel and electric energy. Filling stations that only sell electric energy are also known as charging stations.
Fuel dispensers are used to pump petrol/gasolinedieselCNGCGH2HCNGLPGLH2ethanol fuelbiofuels like biodieselkerosene, or other types of fuel into vehicles and calculate the financial cost of the fuel transferred to the vehicle. Fuel dispensers are also known as bowsers(in some parts of Australia),petrol pumps (in Commonwealth countries) or gas pumps (inNorth America).
Many filling stations also combine small convenience stores, and some also sell propane orbutane and have added shops to their primary business. Conversely, some chain stores, such as supermarkets, discount superstores, warehouse clubs, or traditional convenience stores, have provided filling stations on the premises.

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