Watch This Russian Gas Station Explode In A Massive Fireball

What appears to be a menacing fuel spill turned into an enormous explosion and subsequent inferno at a gas station in Russia. Details are still spotty, but a conflagration at the pump like this is every driver's worst nightmare. » 8/09/14 12:44pm 8/09/14 12:44pm

Street Artist Takes Over Derelict Gas Station with Brilliant Results

If you've ever wondered what it would be like to live in cartoon, consider visiting Limerick, Ireland—where a street artist recently turned a broken down gas station into a full-fledged color party. » 1/09/14 5:27pm 1/09/14 5:27pm

Avoid Typing Your PIN at the Pump to Reduce Your Chances of Fraud

We've discussed when to use credit versus debit when shopping, and usually at the gas pump, credit is your best option if you're not paying cash. If you have to use debit though, Consumer Reports suggests processing it like credit—as in, don't type your PIN—to reduce your odds of getting your card stolen. » 12/26/13 10:07am 12/26/13 10:07am

This Gas Station Attendant Break Dances While Filling Up Your Car

Somewhere in the former Soviet East, this man works as The Greatest Gas Station Attendant In The World. Why? Because he breakdances while filling up your car. » 10/16/13 4:10pm 10/16/13 4:10pm

A Hapless Groom Forgot His New Bride At A Gas Station For Two Hours

A spacey German man who had just married the woman of his dreams promptly got a reason to apologize for the rest of his marriage when he left his new bride at a gas station and drove off. For two hours. Yes, two hours. » 10/12/13 11:00am 10/12/13 11:00am

Stop, Drop, And Roll Saves Man From Gas Station Crash Explosion

When one car careened into a gas station in Tennessee two days ago, another man was caught in the resulting explosion. A surveillance captures him saving his own life with stop, drop, and roll. » 7/10/13 12:40pm 7/10/13 12:40pm

Woman Thrown Into Air During Gas Station Theft Gone Wrong

A couple were attempting to steal gas from an Australian gas station when the driver panicked, drove off, and managed to throw his accomplice into the air with the tearing fuel line. » 5/01/13 2:55pm 5/01/13 2:55pm

Gas-powered roller skates are why the '60s were awesome

Unless you were one of the Mercury Seven, this man, a chimera of flesh, engine, roller skates and Wayfarers, was doing cooler things than you in 1961. Perhaps it’s worth quoting the photo’s original caption in full: » 10/04/11 2:30pm 10/04/11 2:30pm

How Frank Lloyd Wright's futuristic gas station was the first Starbucks

The small town of Cloquet, Minnesota (pop: 11,000) is home to the gorgeous R.W. Lindholm Service Station, the only gas station design by Frank Lloyd Wright. But this was not just a place for pumping gas. This little two-floor car-centric building was to be the social and cultural center of the architect's vision of a… » 8/31/11 2:30pm 8/31/11 2:30pm

The world's most spectacular gas station

This is the Fiat Tagliero Building. Built in 1938, it is an architectural ode to the automobile like Fiat’s Lingotto factory in Turin. It's also the most magnificent gas station ever built. » 2/24/11 10:30am 2/24/11 10:30am

French Strike Closes Down 1,500 Gas Stations

With oil workers playing a key part, France’s ongoing strikes against President Nicolas Sarkozy’s pension reforms are now threatening the country’s gas supplies. » 10/19/10 8:30am 10/19/10 8:30am

The Top 15 Modernist Gas Stations

The design-obsessed crew from OObject have put together a list of the best modernist gas stations. Mies Van der Rohe and Willem Dudok and Jean Prouve, oh my! Fill up on some great architecture. [OObject] » 8/20/09 6:30pm 8/20/09 6:30pm

Artists Cover Abandoned Gas Station With Fabric Panels

At 2301 E. Colvin Street in Syracuse, New York, a once defunct gas station has been covered in colorful fabric panels by the International Fiber Collaborative. Why? Um, to draw attention to the problem of 1700 abandoned gas stations. That's a problem? Aren't there something like 150,000 gas stations in the US? Anyway,… » 4/24/08 1:20pm 4/24/08 1:20pm