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Old May 6th, 2017, 01:01 AM   #3981
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Circle K also operates in Ireland and Russia, which is in europe sort of..
I have never seen Circle K stations in Ireland, while been there several times. They might replace Topaz ones, but I guess they didn't recently. The only foreign brands there are Esso (being replaced by Topaz or Inver - one of those two), Texaco and Applegreen. They don't have even Shell or BP and they don't use Routex cards...
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Old May 6th, 2017, 01:04 AM   #3982
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Some Circle K rebranding was done very fast. I did not saw many Circle K in Norway in June 2016 and apparently they rebranded all 400+ Statoil stations to Circle K by April 2017. In Sweden they evidently rebranded 700+ fuel stations to Circle K in less than a year as well.
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Old May 6th, 2017, 04:26 AM   #3983
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I think its important to note, the Statoil retail business was sold to the Canadian company Couche-Tard ("sleep late", owner of Circle K), but not Statoil entirely. The name "Statoil" simply isn't their property to use... compared to say PKN Orlen acquisitions which took over entire companies including their trademarks.
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Old May 6th, 2017, 05:34 AM   #3984
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The US is so vast I've no idea what the top selling brand of gas is. But I can find out. google is my friend. Follow the link for the full article;

http://www.nacsonline.com/YourBusine...oSellsGas.aspx

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Americans fuel up their cars about four to five times every month at more than 156,000 fueling stations across the country. But who owns these fueling locations? It's highly unlikely that it's an oil company and very likely it's a one-store local business.

There are 123,289 convenience stores selling fuel in the United States, and these retailers sell an estimated 80 percent of all the fuel purchased in the country. Overall, more than 58% of the convenience stores selling fuel are single-store operators more than 70,000 stores across the country. These small businesses often don't have the resources to brand their stores as anything beyond the brand of fuel they sell and promote on their canopies, often leading to consumer misperceptions that they are owned and operated by a major oil company.

Large, integrated oil companies, especially since 2007, have exited the retail business to focus more on resource production and refining operations. ExxonMobil, Shell, BP and ConocoPhillips have either begun or completed the process of selling off all of their directly operated facilities. Of the 123,289 convenience stores selling fuels, 0.4% (471 stores) are owned by one of the five major oil companies as of June 2012.
Looks like Shell is #1.

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Old May 6th, 2017, 10:58 AM   #3985
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In some European countries, large big-box supermarkets / hypermarkets have a large share of fuel sales. They tend to be significantly cheaper than motorway service areas, for example filling up at a Carrefour in France may save you € 0.20/l ($ 0.85 per gallon) compared to toll road service areas.
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Old May 6th, 2017, 02:58 PM   #3986
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Poland - Zabrze (Uppersilesia) today - prices on Lukoil:

95 - PLN 4,40 / € 1,05 liter
95 ecto - PLN 4,65/ € 1,11 liter
Diesel - PLN 4,30 / € 1,03 liter
Diesel ecto - PLN 4,55 / € 1.08 liter
LPG - PLN 1,95 / € 0,46 liter

Exchange rate - 1 € = 4,20 PLN
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Old May 6th, 2017, 03:57 PM   #3987
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In some European countries, large big-box supermarkets / hypermarkets have a large share of fuel sales. They tend to be significantly cheaper than motorway service areas, for example filling up at a Carrefour in France may save you € 0.20/l ($ 0.85 per gallon) compared to toll road service areas.
I have just one complain to those stations: there you should not be sure if you fill up really what you want.
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Old May 6th, 2017, 04:05 PM   #3988
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Yesterday:
Austria - Leibnitz:
ENI - Super 95 - 1,174 EUR/L
JET - Super 95 - 1,168 EUR/L
SHELL on A9 (Leibnitz) - Super 95 1,469 EUR/L

Slovenia:
Super 95 - 1,308 EUR/L (almost everywhere)
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Old May 6th, 2017, 04:45 PM   #3989
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I gassed up my car a couple of days ago here in Cedar Rapids IA

$2.20 / US gallon =
0.53 Euros / liter
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Old May 6th, 2017, 05:48 PM   #3990
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Yesterday:
Austria - Leibnitz:
ENI - Super 95 - 1,174 EUR/L
JET - Super 95 - 1,168 EUR/L
SHELL on A9 (Leibnitz) - Super 95 1,469 EUR/L

Slovenia:
Super 95 - 1,308 EUR/L (almost everywhere)
That's what I've written about: difference between city and motorway stations in Austria is unbelieveable... Poland's €0,10 per litre is nothing compared to this.
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Kiedy padł ten pierwszy strzał, Kosteczku, to wszystko się zaczęło, zaczęli strzelać ci grenszuce, których chłopcy jeszcze nie zdążyli rozbroić, i zaczęli strzelać ci chłopcy, którzy już mieli jakieś karabiny albo nulachty, i posypało się trochę strzałów. Słyszałeś krzyki:
- Erich dostoł! - i do dziś nie wiesz, czy to krzyczał grenszuc, czy powstaniec.
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Old May 6th, 2017, 06:49 PM   #3991
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In some European countries, large big-box supermarkets / hypermarkets have a large share of fuel sales. They tend to be significantly cheaper than motorway service areas, for example filling up at a Carrefour in France may save you € 0.20/l ($ 0.85 per gallon) compared to toll road service areas.
Often I wonder what the prices at the motorway service areas in Ontario is. They never advertise the price, which sufficiently scares me that I exit the motorway and tank in small towns/villages instead
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You mean at an ONroute or a truck stop?
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the ONroutes specifically

Surprisingly I tanked a couple times at the relatively new service area in Riviere-Beaudette on the Quebec side (A-20) right after the Ontario border, the price of gasoline is often slightly less than Ontario (very odd, since Quebec gas prices are typically much higher than ON). Plus the service area has much better food (St-Hubert) and toilets that flush with water
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The name "Statoil" simply isn't their property to use... compared to say PKN Orlen acquisitions which took over entire companies including their trademarks.
But Lukoil stations still uses the Lukoil brand, although they don't belong to Lukoil any longer.

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I have just one complain to those stations: there you should not be sure if you fill up really what you want.
I have heard it's the same quality, or even better. The filling station is not the main point of the activity of the supermarket, it is there just to attract customers, so they simply won't care to mess up with the fuel to make it cheaper.
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Old May 7th, 2017, 12:25 AM   #3995
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I didn't mean purposeful messing up, just deficiency of control, which is very developed in premium brands these days.

Talking about Lukoil, its business in Poland, Baltic States and Ukraine has been sold to personally related company, so lack of rebranding shouldn't astonish. Otherwise in Czech Republic, Slovakia and Hungary.
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Kiedy padł ten pierwszy strzał, Kosteczku, to wszystko się zaczęło, zaczęli strzelać ci grenszuce, których chłopcy jeszcze nie zdążyli rozbroić, i zaczęli strzelać ci chłopcy, którzy już mieli jakieś karabiny albo nulachty, i posypało się trochę strzałów. Słyszałeś krzyki:
- Erich dostoł! - i do dziś nie wiesz, czy to krzyczał grenszuc, czy powstaniec.
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Old May 11th, 2017, 04:00 PM   #3996
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Due to lack of agreement between OPEC members fuel prices are dropping. Current prices in Racibórz, Upper Silesia (that's where SRC100's reports are from ):

Orlen:
- Gasoline (RON 95): 4,39 PLN (€1,04)
- Diesel (that basic one): 4,19 PLN (€0,99)
- LPG: 2,02 PLN (€0,48) - but that's rather expensive.

Auchan :

- Gasoline (RON 95) - 4,24 PLN (€1,01)
- Diesel - 4,00 PLN (€0,95)!

But prices in Racibórz from a few months are much lower than elsewhere in that region and the price of diesel on Auchan station is the lowest I have seen from a year at least.

Sadly, there where I live (cca 60 km from there), fuels are pretty much more expensive and, currently:

BP:
- Gasoline (RON 95) - 4,59 PLN (€1,09)
- Diesel (basic) - 4,37 PLN (€1,04)

Orlen just outside the town:
- Gasoline (RON 95) - 4,57 PLN (€1,08)
- Diesel (basic) - 4,35 PLN (€1,03).

But the tendency is nice I wonder if we can expect the decrease below 4 PLN of both most popular types of fuel, as in February 2016.
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Kiedy padł ten pierwszy strzał, Kosteczku, to wszystko się zaczęło, zaczęli strzelać ci grenszuce, których chłopcy jeszcze nie zdążyli rozbroić, i zaczęli strzelać ci chłopcy, którzy już mieli jakieś karabiny albo nulachty, i posypało się trochę strzałów. Słyszałeś krzyki:
- Erich dostoł! - i do dziś nie wiesz, czy to krzyczał grenszuc, czy powstaniec.
Szczepan Twardoch, „Morfina”, o wybuchu I powstania śląskiego.

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Old May 11th, 2017, 04:56 PM   #3997
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Is the diesel sold in poland the same quality as it is in germany? Because most east european countrys arent so, like hungary ( even you buy at shell there ) and balkan countrys.

2 years back i tanked in croatia and my car didnt go well ( dropped of power, shaky engine) till i stopped on another fuelstation in serbia, same happened in hungary last year after tanking on a shell petrol station.

So be aware if you didnt know it
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Old May 11th, 2017, 05:14 PM   #3998
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As filling up ordinarily in Poland I might say that I haven't any real trouble with engine which I would match to fuel's quality. Some say that fuels in Germany are generally better as their cars consume less and run more slightly than while running on Poland's ones. Quality of fuels in Poland is also being tested (through unexpected controls on various stations) by government's department and their state is that various failures are currently a rarity (it's concerns 3% of controlled stations, mostly unchained and those belonging to supermarket chains).

As for me, I always see a difference (for better) in engine's running after coming back from Western Europe, but it might be caused both by better fuel quality and driving on motorways, with constant speed and high rotation speed. Then car seems to be faster, but it happens also some time after the travel, even after filling here. But I fill only on chained, decent stations (Shell, Statoil, BP). And honestly some decent fuel additives do better than Western fuel in comparison with Poland's fuel.
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Kiedy padł ten pierwszy strzał, Kosteczku, to wszystko się zaczęło, zaczęli strzelać ci grenszuce, których chłopcy jeszcze nie zdążyli rozbroić, i zaczęli strzelać ci chłopcy, którzy już mieli jakieś karabiny albo nulachty, i posypało się trochę strzałów. Słyszałeś krzyki:
- Erich dostoł! - i do dziś nie wiesz, czy to krzyczał grenszuc, czy powstaniec.
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As for me, I always see a difference (for better) in engine's running after coming back from Western Europe, but it might be caused both by better fuel quality and driving on motorways, with constant speed and high rotation speed. Then car seems to be faster, but it happens also some time after the travel, even after filling here. But I fill only on chained, decent stations (Shell, Statoil, BP). And honestly some decent fuel additives do better than Western fuel in comparison with Poland's fuel.
High rev or constand speed doesnt matter if diesel is crap, if i can notice and feel the difference when i tank in another country then i can surely conclude the diesel i filled before was crap.
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But I didn't mean seemingly crappy quality that would be easily felt while driving, but any difference I usually notice.
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- Erich dostoł! - i do dziś nie wiesz, czy to krzyczał grenszuc, czy powstaniec.
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