Petrol stations like mushrooms
Could any one with their finger on the pulse of the Italian economy please tell me why large petrol stations are springing up all over the countryside. There are now two within 50 m of each other down the road from us and there's one being built on the road to a one-horse hamlet a couple of kilometres away. They seem to me to be unnecessary and unsightly wrecking what was a perfectly nice little field and simply splitting trade.
Confused of Lazio.