April 3rd, 2020 by Jo Borrás

In a world where fewer people smoke, commuters get pickier about their snacks, cars need less gas, and apps like GasBuddy make competition especially fierce, gas stations were already facing a scary, uncertain future. Now, with the COVID-19 pandemic keeping many people and cars at home and the looming threat of mass bankruptcy forcing consumer demand even lower, we have to ask: are gas stations making any money?

If we look to the UK — which has been under a national-level lockdown in an effort to “flatten the curve” since March 23rd — the answer seems to be: no.