Story: Energy supply and use

Single-supplier service station (2nd of 2)

Single-supplier service station

Branded service stations saved oil companies money and increased profits. Oil-company petrol tankers made fewer stops and discharged more petrol or diesel each time. Among motorists brand loyalty was weak – the location of a service station was more important, and companies with the best sites sold more petrol. This Caltex station is in Wellington, in the 1950s or early 1960s.

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Megan Cook, 'Energy supply and use - Oil storage and distribution', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, (accessed 25 June 2024)

Story by Megan Cook, published 11 Mar 2010