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The image shows a gas station, with a building located in the middle, which usually runs as a shop or supermarket, along with two fuel dispensers, and the vehicles parked next to them.

The fuel dispensers or the gas station pumps, used for filling the tank of a vehicle with gasoline, petrol or diesel, when it is empty or in need of,  are highlighted by two vertical rectangles, joined and filled with dotted texture.

These are made of two parts: The big part consists in the computer that controls the action of the pump and displays details for the driver. The other part consists in the electric motor and the pumping unit.

The two gas station pumps are placed back to back, in the bottom center of the image.

The two filling stations are framed to the left and right by a car, viewed from the front, with two blank headlights, at the bottom, thick wheels and a body car marked embossed.

Above, on the left is shown a tree, with its trunk rendered by a thick and vertical line, and its foliage filled with a grid texture.

Beside the tree, on the right, it is a supermarket, marked as a large rectangle, embossed, with the windows aligned along the front wall as an elongated rectangle, textured with oblique, ascending and parallel lines.

The two doors on its right are rendered as two joined rectangles, textured with horizontal and parallel lines.

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The gas station is an assembly consisting of a filling station and most of them an adjacent building.

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 adjacent 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

Bibliography:

  • Wikipedia, disponibil online la https://ro.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sta%C8%9Bie_de_alimentare, accesat la 31 octombrie 2019
  • 4Tuning, disponibil online la https://www.4tuning.ro/istorie-auto/stii-de-la-ce-vine-peco-iata-istoria-benzinariilor-comuniste-disparute-dupa-90-29748.html, accesat la 31 octombrie 2019

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