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The image shows a gas station, seen from above, consisting of a specially designed space with parking lot, supermarket and the necessary equipment to supply fuel to cars and cover a basic range of passenger needs.

The gas station supermarket is located in the middle of the upper half of the image, being represented as a large, embossed rectangle.

At its bottom left, is a rectangle-shaped blank space, which highlights the automatic door of the supermarket.

On the right side of the supermarket is the store parking lot, outlined by a thickened horizontal line, at the top, joined by two other vertical lines, placed parallel, which separate the parking spaces.

In the lower half, in the center, there are two fuel dispensers, placed back to back, marked by two thin and united vertical rectangles, filled with dotted texture.

On either side of the two fuel pumps, on the right and on the left, there is a car, shown embossed, with the front and rear windows, meaning up and down, highlighted as blank shapes.

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A power station is the most common installation that distributes fuels and lubricants or electricity, usually for vehicles. The most common types of fuels currently marketed at such stations are gasoline, diesel and liquefied petroleum gas. In the case of electricity distribution, the name is the charging station. A charging station sells only electricity, and a typical (classic) power station can also be called a fuel, gas station and so on.

At such stations, fuel dispensers are used to transfer fuel to vehicles and to calculate the financial cost of the quantity transferred to it. These distributors are also known by various names, such as petrol pumps or gas pumps. Most power stations are built in a similar manner, with most of the power plant located underground, with fuel pumps on the inside perimeter and with a service point inside a subterranean building. Fuel tanks – either single or multiple – are usually located underground. Local regulations and environmental concerns in an area, related to the environment, may require some stations to keep fuel in tanks or surface tanks.

In the building adiacent to a filling station, you can pay the bill for the fuel loaded from the pump. In these spaces you can buy a lot of other products, the space being similar to a small supermarket where you can find besides products for cars and food, drinks or books. At the same time, this space is equipped with a toilet.

In popular culture many people refer to petrol stations, generally using the name PECO.

PECO is an abbreviation for Ethnic Products with Octane Number and was the abbreviation used by the chain of petrol stations on the territory of Romania between 1954 – 1990. In fact, PECO was one of the first successful Romanian brands and was, for 4 decades, the only gas station chain, the only manufacturer and distributor of vehicle oils and lubricants


  1. Wikipedia, disponibil online la https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta%C8%9Bie_de_alimentare, accesat la 31 octombrie 2019
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