The first gas station in Chongqing has been built for 67 years
CHONGQING (CQNEWS) -- In 1905, the world's first gas station was born in St. Louis, USA; In 1924, China's first commercial gas station appeared in Shanghai. After the founding of the People's Republic of China, where is the first gas station in Chongqing? Recently, PetroChina Chongqing Marketing Company held an "open day" to lead the media and the public into the first gas station in Chongqing, which is still in business.
"In 1954, Chongqing municipal government prepared to build Huanghuayuan oil depot with reference to the standards of the former Soviet Union. In 1955, the oil depot set up simple point-to-point refueling, thus opening the 67 year history of Chongqing's first gas station after the founding of PRC." At PetroChina Huanghuayuan gas station, Qian Chang, manager of Huanghuayuan gas station, introduced the past and present life of Chongqing's first gas station.
It has witnessed a lot of eras, for example, the era of oil depot, the era of gas tickets, the era of oil record book, the era of gas card, and the era of Internet. Qian introduced the 67-year history of the first gas station in Chongqing. Among them, the era of oil depot is mainly characterized by government preparation, resource outsourcing, combining of oil depots oil stations, and refueling at oil barrels; In the era of gas tickets, gas stations only operate for 8 hours a day, and the gas tickets were the basic necessities; in the era of oil record book, gas stations have not only realized 24-hour business, but also allow users to store oil, starting with non-oil business; in the era of gas card, the gas station has fully realized the National IC card refueling and standardized management, allowing customers to use stored values; now, entering the Internet era, gas stations make full use of multi-channel payment combining with online and offline synchronous sales, becoming a station integrating "people, cars and lives".
"Except for the suspension of operations similar to the unusually large flooding in the summer of 2020, the Huanghuayuan gas station remains open for 67 years," the person in charge of PetroChina Chongqing Marketing Yuzhong Branch introduced.
In the cultural exhibition area of the gas station, the reporter of Chongqing Morning Post saw "Chongqing general gasoline ticket", "Chongqing general diesel ticket", "oil storage card", "PetroChina refueling certificate" and various kinds of refueling cards in different ages. Those tickets witnessed the historical change from planned economy to market economy, and also recorded the rapid development of Chongqing in the past decades. (Translated by Zeng Chenxi, Fathom Language Limited)