filling station


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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 In Kenya, President Uhuru Kenyatta’s government faces protests and a strike by filling station operators after imposing a 16 percent tax on fuel this month to repay construction costs. Joe Mcdonald, The Seattle Times, "Report: Chinese building projects narrowing economic gaps," 10 Sep. 2018 All of the country’s auto makers had to shut down production, according to manufacturers’ group Anfavea, while filling stations around the country have run out of gasoline. Jeffrey T. Lewis, WSJ, "Brazil Calls in Military as Truck Drivers Defy Union Agreement With Government," 25 May 2018 To arrive at the El Paraiso water-filling station in Caracas by sunrise, Rigoberto Sanchez wakes before 4 a.m. Hours later, his tanker is in a slow-moving line with a dozen others. Patricia Laya,, "The Army Took Over the Spigots, Forcing Thirsty Venezuelans to Pay," 25 June 2018 Police and the military have had to escort tanker trucks delivering fuel to filling stations and other suppliers to ensure that essential services, such as public transportation and garbage collection, can continue. Paulo Trevisani, WSJ, "Brazil Truckers Strike to Cost Government $2.6 Billion Through End of Year," 28 May 2018 Those water fill stations will be open until 6 p.m. Saturday. Molly Harbarger,, "Salem lifts water advisory after tests confirm drop in toxin levels," 3 June 2018 The walkout followed the stoppage by truckers, who blocked highways and left the country’s filling stations without fuel and hospitals short of medicines. Paulo Trevisani, WSJ, "Brazil’s Labor Strife Exposes Roadblocks to Temer’s Economic Agenda," 31 May 2018 The Class of 2018 gift was charging stations and water bottle filling stations for the senior class access area. Jane Donahue, Naperville Sun, "School gifts, popular colleges and other things to know about Naperville's five graduating classes," 31 May 2018

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1921, in the meaning defined above

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