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Old April 7th, 2017, 04:54 PM   #3961
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What the f... Could they be cheapest in Europe??????
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Old April 7th, 2017, 05:12 PM   #3962
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They might be the cheapest in Europe.

However, if you look at the average wage in Republic of Moldova, which is 230 Euro (according to Wikipedia), which is the lowest in entire Europe, gas prices don't look that cheap anymore. At least the locals definately don't find them cheap.
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Old April 7th, 2017, 05:20 PM   #3963
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I wonder though what European countries have the lowest fuel prices relative to income. Perhaps Spain or Austria.
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Old April 7th, 2017, 05:22 PM   #3964
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Still slowly dropping in the UK.

113.5 for Unleaded 95 and 115.9 for Diesel in my local Tesco service station in east London.
112.7 (€1.31/litre, $5.32/US gallon) for 95 and 114.9 (€1.34/litre, $5.42/US gallon) for diesel at my local supermarket today.
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Old April 7th, 2017, 07:05 PM   #3965
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I wonder though what European countries have the lowest fuel prices relative to income. Perhaps Spain or Austria.
Switzerland I would think...

http://www.globalpetrolprices.com/Sw...oline_prices//
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Old April 8th, 2017, 12:19 AM   #3966
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I gassed up my car today for $2.10 a gallon for unleaded;

$2.10 / US gallon =
0.524 Euros / liter
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Old April 8th, 2017, 12:58 AM   #3967
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Today here is METRO store by far the cheapest, 1,15 euro/l Natural 95, most expensive are motorway petrol stations with about 1,379 euro for Natural 95
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Old April 10th, 2017, 11:54 PM   #3968
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On Saturday in Samnaun* (Switzerland) both diesel and unleaded (Shell) were much below 1,- CHF and/or 1,- EUR.

*Samnaun is a duty free zone
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Old May 4th, 2017, 10:50 PM   #3969
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Both diesel and E95 prices have dropped by about 1 euro cent in the last month here.

Latvijas Nafta in Riga, Latvia

E95 - 1.119 EUR/l
Diesel - 1.019 EUR/l
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Old May 5th, 2017, 12:45 AM   #3970
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I wonder though what European countries have the lowest fuel prices relative to income. Perhaps Spain or Austria.
Luxembourg?

I always fill up outside motorway in Austria while driving to Italy or Croatia. Outside motorway because differences between cities and motorways are perhaps the highest in Europe, at least there are the highest I've ever seen: about €0,30 per litre.

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Sweden 13.90SEK/L = 1.46 EUR/L

They started renaming Statoil stations also in Poland... I will miss them, as the very well known logotype and name will be replaced by this nonsense. Luckily they promised to offer the bio-free 'Arctic' diesel next winter. It was the best below -20 degrees
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Old May 5th, 2017, 01:12 AM   #3971
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They started renaming Statoil stations also in Poland... I will miss them, as the very well known logotype and name will be replaced by this nonsense. Luckily they promised to offer the bio-free 'Arctic' diesel next winter. It was the best below -20 degrees
Why do you think it's nonsense?

That's the Circle K brand. Circle K is an international chain of convenience stores, founded in 1951 in El Paso, Texas, United States.

We don't have them where I live in Iowa but they are a nation wide brand in the US. In fact the brand is international.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Circle_K

When I was a truck driver 20+ years ago they had a lunch special for two dollars.You got = 2 hotdogs, 1 small bag of chips and a soda...Not bad if you were in a hurry & hungry.
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Old May 5th, 2017, 12:01 PM   #3972
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Why do you think it's nonsense?

That's the Circle K brand. Circle K is an international chain of convenience stores, founded in 1951 in El Paso, Texas, United States.
There was an issue about the introduction of Circle-K in politically correct Sweden.

At first there were 3 flags with K´s outside every Circle-K service station, but someone complained that it might be an association with the KKK, so they removed the flags.


Circle-K, Norsholm


Same service-station in the Statoil-days (October 27th, 2009)
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There was an issue about the introduction of Circle-K in politically correct Sweden.

At first there were 3 flags with K´s outside every Circle-K service station, but someone complained that it might be an association with the KKK, so they removed the flags.
Thanks. I can understand the concern...However.......nevermind!..
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You gents keep posting photos of gas stations so I'll post this photo of the station I worked in the summer of 1971 before I joined the US Navy. This photo was taken about 2008. the station is located in Cincinnati OH. And it sure did not look like this when I worked there.

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Old May 5th, 2017, 08:55 PM   #3975
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Why do you think it's nonsense?
Because they replace a well recognizable brand with one that no-one knows and, what's more, it's difficult to pronounce. Actually, I don't really know how to tell this name to someone who doesn't speak English so that he will understand what I mean.

As a branch of convenience stores, they are not present in Poland.

And even in Europe, it seems, they are present only in Scandinavian and Baltic countries.
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Old May 5th, 2017, 09:07 PM   #3976
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Why do you think it's nonsense?

That's the Circle K brand. Circle K is an international chain of convenience stores, founded in 1951 in El Paso, Texas, United States.
I know that Circle K is an old American brand, but right here it's completely unknown, while Statoil is a well-known Norwegian brand, operating in Poland since 1992 (and much longer in Scandinavia). For me it's a nonsense to replace a well-known brand with an unknown. What's more, the name 'Statoil' is very easy to pronounce in all languages, while 'Circle K' sounds longer and more difficult. I'm sure that some people in Poland will name it as 'cyrkiel', which is Polish name of calipers.

As for me, if not to stay with the old name, they should reactive another Scandinavian (Swedish) brand - Preem, which operated all around the Baltic Sea. But would not be an issue I guess, as e.g. Polish partially govt-owned company Orlen stayed with every single brand it overtook outside Poland (Star in Germany, Benzina in Czech Republic and Ventus in Lithuania).

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You gents keep posting photos of gas stations so I'll post this photo of the station I worked in the summer of 1971 before I joined the US Navy. This photo was taken about 2008. the station is located in Cincinnati OH. And it sure did not look like this when I worked there.
This is a clear example of well-known brand I'm attached to Shell as I guess it's a guarantee of very good quality of fuels and I like their services - each single Shell station I know is clean, with helpful staff and decent offer of automotive products.
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Circle K is also a rebranding of Statoil in Scandinavia. They only started that in 2015, so Circle K was a completely unknown brand until recently. Evidently they rebranded 427 Statoil fuel stations in Norway to Circle K in only 2 years. Statoil was ubiquitous in Norway.
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\I'm sure that some people in Poland will name it as 'cyrkiel', which is Polish name of calipers.
Compasses. Calipers to po angielsku suwmiarka

In Scandinavia it's different, everyone can speak English there, while in Poland - I have difficulty telling my grandfather names of our TV stations like "Polsat Sport News" or "4fun.tv" when he wants to note down on which channel in the TV set which station he has. With "Circle K" there will be more such cases with people mispronouncing it all the time

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As for me, if not to stay with the old name, they should reactive another Scandinavian (Swedish) brand - Preem, which operated all around the Baltic Sea.
Exactly!
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It's very hard to pronounce Circle K in Latvian, with Statoil it was easy to pronounce and understandable to everyone. We call it "kaplis" which translates to hoe. "K" for K and "aplis" is circle in latvian.
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Old May 5th, 2017, 11:21 PM   #3980
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And even in Europe, it seems, they are present only in Scandinavian and Baltic countries.
Circle K also operates in Ireland and Russia, which is in europe sort of..
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