filling station

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DeSantis said the Florida Highway Patrol is escorting fuel trucks to resupply filling stations, which are running out of gas in some areas. Bill Cotterell, USA TODAY, "Fuel trucks to get police escorts ahead of Hurricane Dorian, Florida governor says," 30 Aug. 2019 Hundreds of vehicles lined up for fuel at filling stations. Riyaz Wani, Quartz India, "Kashmir descends into a witch’s brew of fear and suspense," 4 Aug. 2019 Pitchfork Music Festival announced its plan to combat the Chicago area’s excessive heat advisory on Wednesday – which included three cooling buses, free bottled water, a misting tent and three water bottle filling stations. Jessi Roti, chicagotribune.com, "Pitchfork Music Fest 2019: Fans don’t let hot temps keep them from the music," 19 July 2019 These places are filling stations for the body, where tired drivers can replenish with water, caffeine, taurine, and nicotine or indulge in sugar or salt without judgment, because diets don’t apply here. Tony Rehagen, BostonGlobe.com, "Farewell to hot dog rollers and roadside chats: an elegy for the American gas station," 11 July 2019 Gasoline is dirt cheap at filling stations, but hard to find — driving the black market price for a 5.3 gallon (20 liter) container up to $100 in remote mountain communities. Washington Post, "Amid fuel shortage, Venezuelan farmers worry about crops," 9 July 2019 An ugly duckling 1940s filling station later made into a pizza shop was picked to be a makeover candidate for a vacant retail property. Jacques Kelly, baltimoresun.com, "Remington storefront challenge brings a fresh look to a neglected corner," 29 June 2019 The construction project will improve interiors with new paint, carpeting and finishes, add water bottle filling stations and replace old portable buildings. San Diego Union-Tribune, "Carlsbad schools launch school construction with $85 million bond issue," 12 June 2019 The crisis entered its second full week on Monday, as some drivers took to sleeping in their cars overnight to try to get fuel early in the morning, before filling stations run out. Rebecca Elliott, WSJ, "Mexico Reports Jump in Gasoline Imports Amid Supply Crisis," 14 Jan. 2019

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