The tanker shown above with its driver waving, has just finished a drop at a Tydol station in the press image above, which was taken during 1942. The resulting line was reported to have materialized in minutes because of gasoline shortages at the time. Shorty after this photo was taken, gas rationing started for the duration of the war.
The photo below taken during 1943 shows two government “Gas Snoopers” questioning the operator of the sedan as to why they were even driving. Note the deserted street and the A gas rationing sticker on the windshield.