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Old November 16th, 2008, 09:30 PM   #321
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Not at the unmanned automated stations.

It works as follows:

You put your credit/bankcard into the card reader and pull it out immediatly again. Then you enter your PIN and then select the fuel you want (you can usually choose Euro 95, Euro 98, Diesel and sometimes Vpower Diesel). Then the machine will ask if you care for a receipt. The next thing you do is gas up your vehicle and you're done.
do you type amount of fuel you want to tank previously, or you just fill and it makes a receipt on amount you have filled in?
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Old November 16th, 2008, 09:31 PM   #322
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There is an unmanned gas station in Abcoude, but it's very expensive. I might have a look soon to see how much more it is.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 09:45 PM   #323
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do you type amount of fuel you want to tank previously, or you just fill and it makes a receipt on amount you have filled in?
You fill up, and it's written off automatically from your account. Your recieve the receipt after you're done fueling up.

Though there are a lot of people who think you have to type an amount beforehand, say 30 liters, and then fuel up that 30 liters. Luckily it doesn't work that way. You can gas up as much as you need though the usual minimal limit is 2 - 5 liters.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 09:52 PM   #324
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i ask because i know that some countries have that custom to pre-type amount of litres, and then fill it (SPain for instance), and here in Croatia almost nobody use it
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Old November 16th, 2008, 09:54 PM   #325
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I believe that the US used to work that way, or it still does, I'm not sure.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 10:38 PM   #326
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Well, this way is necessary by paying with cash.
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Old November 16th, 2008, 10:46 PM   #327
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You can insert cash into machines at many pumps in Sweden.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 05:35 PM   #328
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Unmanned Gas Stations

Unmanned Gas Stations are also found in many parts of Italy. The working hours are so very short, and the system doesnt take credit cards and doesn't handle cash well.

Most gas stations in the USA and Canada are pre-pay self-serve, so they operate in the same way as unmanned ones, except that you can choose to leave your card or pay by cash at the counter, instead of relying on the pump. The notable excpetion is Oregon, where theres some law that an operator must fill your tank for you.

Its amazing the price of fuel has dropped so dramatically in the USA. In July the price was $4.20 to $4.65 a gallon, and over $5.00 a gallon in Alaska. The proce in Canada was considerably higher.

Its pretty hard to quote prices in Australia, it varies consierably from state to state and day to day. Today the prices average about AUD$1.15 for unleaded fuel and AUD$0.65 for LPG.

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Yeah, the American gas prices have dropped to the pre-oil-price-increase levels. Under $ 2 a gallon. It's still 3 times that high in the Netherlands and other parts of Europe.
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what do you mean that working hours of unmanned stations in Italy are short? they work 0-24 and that about credit cards - it works with Esso and IDS cards, so i don't see any reasons that they don't accept credit cards
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Old November 17th, 2008, 05:52 PM   #331
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The prices are widely different here. Arco has the lowest at $2.11 a gallon for regular while Chevron is around $2.39-ish for regular. It's steadily been dropping, so maybe in a week or two Arco could be under $2 a gallon for regular.
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Old November 17th, 2008, 06:08 PM   #332
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Loenersloot's Euro 95 is €1,229/L today. It dropped two cents
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what do you mean that working hours of unmanned stations in Italy are short? they work 0-24 and that about credit cards - it works with Esso and IDS cards, so i don't see any reasons that they don't accept credit cards
I'm refering to the hours that the stations are actually manned. I passed many in cities such as Rome, Florence, Pisa, Trieste and they were not manned on weekends or after dark. The machines seemed dodgy compared to USA or, at the least, more complicated. And the petrol stations were gloomy and poorly lit. I tried Visa and Amex cards at several unmanned petrol stations without success.

I got so frustrated, I eventually gave up and just used the stations on the Autostrade (service centres with Autogrills attached). These were somewhat more expensive but everything worked fine.

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In 2001, the village of Loenersloot had 336 inhabitants. The built-up area of the village was 0.089 km², and contained 141 residences.
Ah, the real statistical representative Loenersloot
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It has a gas station though, and I pass it daily, so I have time to check it out. And yes, it's a dirty hamlet
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Old November 18th, 2008, 12:29 AM   #336
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Self-service gas stations are the ONLY type of gas station around here (southwest Virginia) Around here, cash is primarily used, with moderate credit/debit use. Some stations require you to pay before you pump, but most people pump the amount of the grade of gas they want, say, fifteen dollars worth (taxes already added into the price) or they fill it up, then they go inside and pay, or if it's offered they can pay at the pump, and then they're on their way. They don't dare to pump it and skip the "pay" part of it because every gas station has security cameras that can catch their license plate number and flag it so the police can get them.

Nearly every gas station has a top awning over the pumps that is often attached to a main building usually called a "convenience store" if the gas pumps are not present, where they can buy snacks, drinks, perhaps a few overpriced automotive supplies, tobacco, or beer. (IDs are checked for people trying to buy tobacco or alcohol - if you're under 18 then no tobacco, if you're under 21 then no alcohol)

Gas prices have gone down from a peak of about $4US/gallon to a range of $1.75/gal to $1.95/gal (those are from the 10 lowest prices in the roanoke area - most stations will run arond $2/gal) That price range is the absolute latest information too.

Diesel costs a lot more than gasoline these days, it is still up around $3.50 a gallon.
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Self-service gas stations are the ONLY type of gas station around here (southwest Virginia)
We're talking about manned/unmanned gas stations, not self-service/service. I've never told staff at a gas station to fill up the tank for me.

Meanwhile, fuel prices are going down again at midnight.
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Malaysia fuel prices reduced today!

RON97 : 0.436531 EUR

RON92 : 0.416621 EUR

Diesel : 0.416621 EUR
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What European country has actually got the most expensive fuel? Maybe we already discussed this, but I forgot
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