Fewer retail gasoline outlets

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In 2009, there were fewer than 12,000 retail gasoline outlets in Canada, down from more than 21,000 two decades earlier. About 39% of stations had been built in the past 10 years, but 50% were 11 to 30 years old. Around 10% were more than 30 years old.

Nearly 90% of the 29,000 gasoline storage tanks were underground. Stations had 43,000 dispensers in operation, 87% being newer dispensers with digital displays.

In 2009, 1.1 million gasoline deliveries were made and 40.7 billion litres of gasoline were sold across Canada. In 2009, approximately 58.3 million litres of gasoline (in liquid equivalents) evaporated from 11,200 retail gasoline outlets across Canada. This is equivalent to the contents of one full tanker truck evaporating approximately every 8 hours.

Gasoline stations employed over 95,000 people in 2009, 50% of whom were full-time employees and 44% of whom were women.

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