2022 was certainly not the year of the renaissance everyone expected after more than two years of the Covid-19 epidemic, with the outbreak of war in Ukraine turning into a real machete that infected the country’s finances. Italians. The conflict, in fact, has driven up gas, power, and fuel prices, with gasoline and diesel prices at ever higher and higher levels.
Despite the reduction in production fees and continuous extensions of discounts at refueling pumps (We told you here about the new government decision), filling the tank in recent months has cost the Italians more and more because they are facing an endless crisis. Here, then, many decided to find alternative ways to save, and find a useful solution in the so-called white pumps.
White pumps, what are they
White pumps are found in many cities of the Italian land, but they are also unknown to many Independent refueling stations, that is, they do not have a logo and are not obligated to purchase fuel from a single supplier. These distributors can, in fact, decide to buy gasoline and diesel in the place they think is the best and, above all, they consider it advantageous in order to assure the end customer a lower price than the most well-known brands.
Follow the laws of the market, in fact, white pumps They buy where they want (hence change supplier often) Provide greater convenience to the consumer Without trying to earn through offers, promotions, points collections or loyalty cards. Specifically, the interest of these types of distributors is to sell as much fuel as possible in order to then attack the market and take advantage of giants such as Eni, Q8 and Esso.
White pumps, advantage or scam?
As mentioned, white pumps are found in most Italian territory and are not entirely new. In fact, the first companies were born about twenty years ago and are still operating in the market today, garnering significant numbers in the challenge of the big brands. But despite the fact that they are well integrated now, there are those who still have doubts about their work and the fact that Bargain prices are, in a way, a scam.
However, it is a file false legendFuel purchased and then resold by white pumps follows the same product control process for most known filling stations. The quality standards are, in fact, the same and the only difference that allows freelancers to lower the price is the fact that the supply chain is shorter. It is as if white pump gasoline, for example, was bought in bulk: greater comfort (Did you know that Google Maps can also help you save gas? We talked about it here).
Rumors about the potential fraud risks associated with white pumps have been stalking each other for years, but they always spread. Surely any gas station could harm our cars if the fuel is not checked and maintained in good condition (Here we told you about the new diesel scam in Italy). Indeed, if you refuel when the tanks are almost empty, the risk of damaging the car increases, since the pump will suck out all the sediment deposited at the bottom of the tank.
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