Story: Energy supply and use

Multi-brand service station, 1940s (1st of 2)

Multi-brand service station, 1940s

Multi-brand service stations like this were standard until the mid-20th century. Oil companies provided the pump that supplied their product, but were not allowed to own service stations until the late 1980s, when the industry was deregulated.

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Alexander Turnbull Library, National Publicity Studios Collection
Reference: 1/2-030414; F/A1308

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Megan Cook, 'Energy supply and use - Oil storage and distribution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 22 July 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010