Climate Change Warning Labels at Gas Stations – Yay or Nay?

Climate Change Warning Labels at Gas StationsAs affixation of climate change warning labels on gas pumps, moves towards mandatory resolution in our neighboring territorial jurisdiction, Canada, concerns have been growing among the nationwide gas station owners.

What if a similar legislation is passed here, in the United States?

What implications it could have on the sector and the businesses operating in the sector? Could it possibly deter consumers from using gasoline and prove to be another coffin in the nail for the industry, where service stations are already closing down amidst the surrounding economic volatility?

And let’s be honest here, the idea might not be very far off from being potentially implemented.

When the Seattle City Council Came Close to Passing the Legislation

Back in 2015, the Seattle City Council explored the idea of introducing a legislation, according to which it would have been mandatory for gas station owners to affix their gas pumps with climate change warning labels. But, the idea was not followed into implementation.

Nevertheless, this could be seen as a potential indicator to where things might move towards in the future—as of now, it’s not the case.

And what if such a legislation is eventually passed – then what?

The Implication

The prospect appears to be frightening for gas station owners. But if you look at the current gasoline consumption, things do not appear at all ugly.

According to the 2016 NACS Retail Fuels Report:

“Approximately 39 million Americans fill up their gas tanks on a daily basis.”

Combine this with the total number of alternative fuel and hybrid vehicles in the United States, and it becomes clear that the phase-out of gasoline is beyond any realms of possibility for at least foreseeable future. As such, even if you stick those gas station warning labels on your gas pump nozzles, it would hardly serve to deter consumers from refueling their cars with gasoline.

However, what it might do is create better awareness among consumers to exercise precautions to prevent over spills so as to control environmental damage. This in itself is everyone’s responsibility — yours, ours and every other human being.

Affixing a climate change warning label, as such, could only imply that you know your responsibilities and in turn create a positive image of your business among your customers.

And whenever such a legislation is passed in your state, be assured that we will have the stock of labels for your gas station, like we stock every service station equipment and essentials to keep your gas station running smoothly and efficiently.

Revisiting the Gas Stations of Old

Stations of OldSo, which one of you can tell us exactly, where this “very famous” gas station is located?

Hint: Arizona…

Yes, Route 66 – you have picked the right road.

Driving all the way up to the Gold Hill Grade – yes you are almost there…and?

On Route 66, climbing your way up to the Gold Hill Grade as you drive towards Oatman, Arizona.

Nailed it…

And as you might know, this is actually the restored version of the vintage Cool Springs gas station.

The original one looked something like this:

the Gas Stations

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We could only find the picture of its ruins from the archives. You might ask your grandfather or father and they might well remember how it looked like back in the day.

Interested in revisiting those old memories? Come, let’s discover!

Those Were the Days When Cars Were Fed Rather Than Their Drivers


Those Were the Days

Today, we have convenience stores that serve customers with made-to-order burgers, sandwiches, soft-drinks and so much more. Back in the day, it was all about cars. A complimentary windshield wash with every refuel, a free under the hood examination and a casual inspection of tires—cars were treated like the royals at gas stations in those days.

An Attendant Dressed in a Uniform Welcoming the Travelers

An Attendant Dressed


The clothes that might not make the man, but might make the customers come back – so to put the idea that was used by gas station service companies in those times.

Every gas station had a neatly dressed attendant, wearing the company’s uniform, with a smile on his face and a welcome in his steps. These attendants did everything.

They filled gas in our cars. They cleaned our windshields. And no matter how harsh the weather was, these attendants were always present to serve, now wearing hooded raincoats.

And, There Were Gas Stations Like This…


With marketing messages that sounded witty and let’s be honest – humorous!

When the Analog Was in Fashion and Four Was the New

Ah! The fuel dispenser heads. They were some giant freaks of nature, clad in analog and proudly presenting the ability to display four digits rather than the even older three.

When the Analog Was in Fashion

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Not only the fuel dispenser heads, but service station equipment in general looked very different to what they look now.

Gas Stations that Rented Bicycles

Yes, as one might remember, particularly the gas stations servicing the Washington D.C area.

Gas Stations that Rented Bicycles

How many of you can relate to these memories? You might have something to share of your own — don’t you?!