Old gas pumps

The old gas pumps

The old gas pumps

68.4 ¢ per gallon

Saint-Armand (Quebec), Canada

Judging by the price on these old gas pumps, there is no doubt about the fact that they are abandoned long ago. If you look carefully at the left pump, it shows 68.4 ¢ per gallon (approximately 18 cents per liter), and the right one (probably Super) displays 71 ¢ per liter or 18.8 cents per liter.

Assuming it costs me $ 70 to fill up my car today, my bill should be only $ 9 for the same quantity via the 68.4 ¢...

(Soupir!)

Gulf in Quebec

Founded in 1901, it was during its history, the largest oil company in 1941 while in 1971 it had slipped to ninth place. Gulf has been merged to Chrevron in 1984 following the loss of speed of business. It subsequently underwent a restructuring that resulted in the sale of Canadian Gulf's assets. Thus the 1800 service stations in western Quebec will be sold to Petro-Canada in 1985 for $ 886 million. In Quebec, the assets will be sold at Ultramar one year later.

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