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FUEL STATIONS in NORWAY

Most purchase wholesale commodity gasoline from independent suppliers or from the major petroleum companies. Lower-priced gas stations are also found at some supermarkets Circle K, UnoX, Esso, Mobil, Shell, BP and Texaco.

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Gas is expensive, starting at around NOK 14.50 per litre (approx. US$ 9.30 per gallon). Prices may vary from place to place. Fuel stations may be rare in the mountains and other remote areas. In some parts of Norway, the next gas station might be more than 100 km away; a small village doesn´t always have a gas station even if it is remotely located. Fuel prices are relatively high due to environmental politics.

A filling station is a facility that sells fuel and engine lubricants for motor vehicles. The most common fuels sold in the 2010s are gasoline and diesel fuel. A filling station that sells only electric energy is also known as a charging station, while a typical filling station can also be known as a fuelling station.

In Europe, gasoline is unleaded and available in 95 RON (Eurosuper) and, in nearly all countries, 98 RON (Super Plus) octanes;. An octane rating, or octane number, is a standard measure of the performance of an engine or aviation fuel. The higher the octane number, the more compression the fuel can withstand before detonating (igniting). In broad terms, fuels with a higher octane rating are used in high performance gasoline engines that require higher compression ratios.




Diesel fuel in general is any liquid fuel used in diesel engines, whose fuel ignition takes place, without spark, as a result of compression of the inlet air mixture and then injection of fuel. Diesel engines have found broad use as a result of higher thermodynamic efficiency and thus fuel efficiency. This is particularly noted where diesel engines are run at part-load; as their air supply is not throttled as in a petrol engine, their efficiency still remains very high.



A filling station that sells only electric energy is also known as a charging station, while a typical filling station can also be known as a fuelling station. Electric cars typically have less maximum range on one charge than fossil fueled cars can travel on a full tank, and they can take considerable time to recharge. However, they can be charged at home overnight, which fossil fueled cars cannot. The Tesla Model S and Tesla Model X can be fast charged from a proprietary DC rapid-charging station that provides up to 135 kW of power, giving 85 kWh vehicles an additional 290 km of range in about 30 minutes. Most electric cars can be recharged to 80 percent in about 30 minutes. In most cases it happens with DC.

The fleet of plug-in electric vehicles in Norway is the largest in the world, with Oslo recognized as the EV capital of the world. As of March 2016, there are in the country 7,632 electric recharge points. Fuel prices are relatively high due to environmental politics.




Some stations are equipped with car washes. A car wash or auto wash is a facility used to clean the exterior and, in some cases, the interior of motor vehicles. Car washes can be self-serve, fully automated, or full-service with attendants who wash the vehicle. Automatic car washes consist of tunnel-like buildings into which customers (or attendants) drive.

A simple and automated type of car wash that is typically coin-operated or token-operated self-service system. Newer self-service car washes offer the ability to pay with credit cards or loyalty cards.

Vacuum cleaners, often coin-operated, are a common amenity to allow the cleaning of vehicle interiors, either by the customer or by an attendant.




Many filling stations have integrated convenience stores which sell food, beverages, and often cigarettes, lottery tickets, motor oil, and auto parts. Prices for these items tend to be higher than they would be at a supermarket or discount store. The convenience stores found in filling stations typically sell candy, soda/pop, snacks and, in some cases, a small selection of grocery items. Some also sell propane or butane and have added shops to their primary business. Conversely, some chain stores, such as supermarkets, discount superstores, warehouse clubs, or traditional convenience stores, have provided filling stations on the premises.



NATIONAL TOURIST ROUTES

Running along fjords, coasts, mountains and waterfalls where time stands still and the past and present seamlessly intersect, these routes embrace Norway and its beautiful countryside, offering domestic and foreign tourists world-class scenery and vistas.

These are the National tourist routes, memorable drives through a kaleidoscope of contrasts in scenery, culture and climate. These tourist routes invite you to take a break from the stress and annoyances of everyday life and take life at a slower pace.


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