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Not so easy to make a quick getaway when it takes 3 hours to juice up your motor, eh Brits?

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> Not to mention that filling stations have been closing down for years, especially smaller and/or rural ones because the margins on petrol/diesel has been tiny for years

Nope, not for that reason. The reason why we (in the UK at least) have hundreds of car washes / used car sales lots where there once used to be a filling station is because of a change in EU rules regarding the underground tanks holding the fuel. Many older stations didn't comply and it was cheaper to shut them down than expensively dig up and replace the tanks.

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