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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Mon May 28, 2018 9:05 am

It's scanning for all places and even though it works pretty fast for areas like greater Dublin, it was excruciating slow for the whole island.

I'll reach out to Tim.
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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Thu May 31, 2018 9:43 am

From the full list of places:

- No ENI gas stations.
- Only one Excol (which doesn't exist on google maps) https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=row&lo ... 503.127249
- Only one Xpress (which is a Topaz) https://www.waze.com/editor/?env=row&lo ... 98.4859525

I think we are safe to remove these 3 brands from the list, what are your thoughts?
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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Tue Jun 05, 2018 4:48 pm

Thanks for digging around David.

I found this list below. If you zoom in google maps some are gone, and some are renamed, some are just MACE. Thought giving them a ring will probably be quicker so I'll keep yous posted when I get around to it.

http://www.pumps.ie/findStationsBySearc ... arch=Excol
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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Mon Jun 11, 2018 11:47 am

Ok, so from the 8 in the list we have:

2: Top/Spar
1: Independent
2: phone number not in use
1: no phone, doesn't exist on Google Maps
1: wrong number
1: no answer

My conclusion is that there are no Excol petrol stations any more.

I've updated the spreadsheet if you want to take another look before I send it off to HQ. One thing I do need help deciding is Top. Which is trading as "top oil" (all lower case on their logo) - shall we normalise it to Top Oil?
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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Mon Jun 11, 2018 4:35 pm

I did yeah, easier than waiting for contacts to contact and have 50 Circle K pending by the time we hear back :P

The oil part is in their logo actually - I think it sneaked-in with a recent re-design along with the color stripes. Take a look https://www.top.ie/
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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:32 am

You are right, in these photos from their instagram you can see "top" with the new colour stripes. So "Top" it is then.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BXXZL79DpLZ
https://www.instagram.com/p/BX-7DrgjY2h
https://www.instagram.com/p/BcaPb3CDtfS
https://www.instagram.com/p/Bd2Ip5OHU-m
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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Tue Jun 12, 2018 11:48 am

Similarly, "Tara Oil" should be "Tara" https://goo.gl/maps/Vq7wPpXxMbE2

And "GO" should be "Go" https://goo.gl/maps/nB5kvoRdBk72
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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Tue Jun 12, 2018 8:11 pm

I know I'm flooding this post, but seems they use "top oil" on the sign above the prices, and "top" on every other point they want a logo.

https://goo.gl/maps/BgeAvtYe7rJ2
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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Wed Jun 13, 2018 10:35 am

I vote for "Top Oil" mainly two reasons.
1. match their company name and main logo
2. anything that is 3 or less characters I (and some scripts/tools) find too short

Stan also vouched for "Top Oil" - do we need more votes? :)

Also, Petrogas is the mother company of Applegreen so that should be removed too.
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Re: Petrol/Gas station brands

Postby YanisKyr » Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:33 pm

Not sure how to check other English speaking countries so I checked my editable areas.

Haven't been to The North recently so here's one from near the border where the list shows both Irish and UK entries (I'm so jealous of the Title Case Topaz):
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In Greece most of the brands with "oil" have it incorporated in the name, but Silk Oil for example has it as a separate word.
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