Self-service gas station

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Self-service gas station

Post by Rhodolite » Sun May 02, 2021 12:31 pm

Has anyone seen or know of a self-service gas station in Chile?
Website Jalopnik had a video on Friday showing people jumping from a new-ish van to rob a non-uniformed man who is pumping gas. The person pumping the gas aims the hose at the would-be thieves. The person who filmed (or provided) the video says it happened in Chile. One commentator described the name on the video as a far right-wing organization. Any thoughts?

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Re: Self-service gas station

Post by admin » Sun May 02, 2021 12:42 pm

yea, seen that video.

there are a few in Santiago, but fairly rare.
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Re: Self-service gas station

Post by admin » Sun May 02, 2021 12:45 pm

notice it appears to be a copec.

copec does not operate any self-service stations as far as I know, anywhere in the country.

also appears both cars are missing license plates.
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Re: Self-service gas station

Post by frozen-north » Sun May 02, 2021 12:54 pm


Roció a los asaltantes con bencina: hombre frustra encerrona en servicentro de Independencia

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Re: Self-service gas station

Post by Rhodolite » Sun May 02, 2021 1:16 pm

I thought poor eyesight/small screen was the reason I didn't see a license plate. So...probably a relationship issue not a random attempted theft.

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Re: Self-service gas station

Post by dmwbmw2 » Sun May 02, 2021 1:17 pm

There are at least two Copecs in Concepcion that are half self service, ie 4 pumps.

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Re: Self-service gas station

Post by Huelshoff » Sun May 02, 2021 1:24 pm

And at least one here in Valdivia--Petrobras.

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Re: Self-service gas station

Post by scandinavian » Sun May 02, 2021 1:26 pm

There are quite a few self service stations in Santiago- also Copec. Annoying as hell, because you cannot fill it up to the max. You have to specify exact amount before starting to pump

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Re: Self-service gas station

Post by admin » Sun May 02, 2021 2:13 pm

family member from the states visited, and was amazed that they did not have to pump the gas themselves.

on the other hand, we rented a car in Florida. I got to the service station and was like a neanderthal that just seen fire for the first time, it had been so many years since I had to pump gas myself. 😆
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Re: Self-service gas station

Post by hlf2888 » Sun May 02, 2021 2:42 pm

Are both license plates blocked because it is under a criminal investigation? Did the authorities block them or ask the different websites to block them?

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Re: Self-service gas station

Post by fraggle092 » Sun May 02, 2021 6:03 pm

hlf2888 wrote:
Sun May 02, 2021 2:42 pm
Are both license plates blocked because it is under a criminal investigation? Did the authorities block them or ask the different websites to block them?
The plates are visible on both vehicles. But the camera doesn't have the resolution to display them clearly. The whole image is only 576x320 pixels, not exactly high definition.
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