In Pictures: World’s coolest gas stations

From gorillas to plastic bottle, gas sales come in many forms.

  • At your service

    From high-tech to decidedly low-tech, the world is full of all manner of places to get gasoline. A photo compilation from Reuters recently captured a number of the more interesting locations we all get our fossil fuels from. “Whether it is plastic bottles by the roadside in Malaysia or a futuristic forecourt in Los Angeles, fuel stations help define our world,” Reuters said. Check them out.
  • Bar and Car

    A fuel pump is seen in front of a Public House in the village of Malin in County Donegal.
  • Beach and go

    A worker prepares to fill a car at a gas station close to Copacabana beach in Rio de Janeiro.
  • Designs

    Fuel pumps are seen at a filling station in Bamako.
  • A Nova?

    A man fills up his 1976 Chevy Nova with gasoline at a PDVSA gas station in Caracas Jan. 12, 2015. Oil prices have dropped nearly 60 percent since peaking in June 2014 on ample global supplies from the U.S. shale oil boom and a decision by OPEC to keep its production quotas unchanged.
  • Quaint

    An Elan fuel station is seen in Gimont, southwestern France.
  • Old style

    Barrels filled with fuel are displayed for sale in Aleppo.
  • Art

    A vintage Shell sign is seen illuminated at a Shell gas station in Cambridge.
  • Middle of nowhere

    Petrol is seen for sale at a jungle smallholding in Hulu Langat.
  • Game of pumps

    A statue of St. George slaying a dragon is seen outside the fuel station in the village of Izveshchatelny.
  • Diesel style

    A diesel pump is seen at a privately operated fuel station in Gasse.
  • Out in Dogpatch

    A general view of Dogpatch Biofuels filling station is seen in San Francisco. With gas pump prices lingering near their lowest levels in five years, greener, cleaner alternative fuels are taking a hit. Makers of biodiesel, a fuel made from vegetable oil or animal fats, are slashing prices and margins in a bid to stay competitive with the price of diesel fuel, which is down more than 20 percent from a year ago.
  • One amazing station

    Solar panels are seen at PetroChina's solar-powered Yizhuang gas station in Beijing. The gas station, equipped with a total of 804 solar panels, can produce average 375 kW electricity per a day and the electricity is used for the operation of the gas station. The gas stand is the only filling station installing its own solar energy system in China.
  • Looking for the Empire State building

    A gorilla statue is seen on top of a building in front of a Shell petrol station in Tokyo.
  • Just filling

    People are seen at a petrol station in Cairo.
  • Oldie but goodie

    Fuel pumps are seen at a Total petrol station on Bautzener Strasse, built in 1925, in Dresden.
  • Modern LA

    The Helios House gas station is pictured in Los Angeles.
  • My camel will have water

    A camel rests at a fuel station in the Judean desert near the West Bank city of Jericho.
  • Working

    Taxis are seen at a Pemex gas station in Mexico City.
  • Neveux art

    Cars are seen at the Grade II listed BP petrol station designed by Eliot Noyes in the 1960s at Birstall.
  • Containers

    A Palestinian boy fills containers with fuel as he sits on a motorcycle at a petrol station in Khan Younis in the southern Gaza Strip.
  • Topping off the tank

    A fuel station outside Almaty is seen against the backdrop of the Tien Shan mountains.
  • Vintage

    A vintage car with its hood raised is seen parked at a gas station along the seafront boulevard "El Malecon" in Havana.
  • Have a seat

    An employee of Bharat Petroleum sits next to a fuel pump at a fuel station in Mumbai.
  • Floating gas station

    A floating gas station for small and midsize vessels is seen in the middle of the Rio Negro river, near the Port of Panair in Manaus in Amazonas.
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