$3.55-9/10 per gallon.|
That 9/10s is so silly.
Reply #141. Aug 09 11, 2:52 PM
here in michigan i'm paying 3.89-9/10 a gallon|
Reply #142. Aug 09 11, 3:24 PM
Today I paid $3.59 per gallon. So all together I paid a total of $35.90.|
Reply #143. Aug 14 11, 1:19 PM
$10.37. Think yourselves lucky.|
Reply #144. Aug 14 11, 2:01 PM
Here in southern Spain it's not as bad as in the UK, but it's still quite high, I paid $6.85 for a gallon.|
Reply #145. Aug 16 11, 2:40 PM
Wow, gas here is feeling cheaper and cheaper the more people post here!|
Still only $3.36 a gallon.
Reply #146. Aug 18 11, 8:28 AM
$3.55 yesterday in Armona California.|
Reply #147. Aug 18 11, 9:06 AM
4.35 for my diesel 300SD
Reply #148. Aug 20 11, 10:03 PM
These numbers might all be a little more meaningful/understandable/more shocking lol if everyone agreed to post them using/converting to the same measurement (US Gallon, Imperial Gallon, Litre) and adjusted the price to the same currency (not fussy about which one is chosen, I have a calculator around here SOMEwhere) : )|
Reply #149. Aug 20 11, 11:11 PM
I did that on page 4 Jakeroo, but the prices have increased since then.|
Petrol here is now £1.39 a litre.
A litre is around a quarter of an American gallon.
So we are paying about £5.56 a gallon.
In dollars that's $9.15+
Reply #150. Aug 20 11, 11:31 PM
In Australian dollars, that's 8.90 a gallon.|
Reply #151. Aug 21 11, 1:04 AM
Thank you Jabberwok. I admit I didn't go back 5 pages to read your post lol.|
On to conversions here. I'm assuming (please correct me if I'm wrong) that when you used the "pound" symbol up there, you meant the British pound... so...
1.39 GBP = 2.28 USD (per litre)
1.39 GBP - 2.2 AUD (per litre)
2.28 USD x 3.78 (there are 3.78 litres in a US gallon) = $10.584 USD per US gallon
2.28 USD x 4.54 (# litres in an imperial gallong) = $12.71 USD per imperial gallon
2.2 AUD x 3.78 = $8.316 AUD per US gallon
2.2 AUD x 4.54 = $9.98 AUD per imperial gallon
Apparently my math is different than yours, but then again it's not one of my fortes LOL
The Canadian dollar is worth 1 cent less that the US dollar today. This week I paid $1.08 CAD per litre (we haven't used any sort of gallons here since the 1980's). That would be 2.66 GBP or 1.05 AUD per litre. For our American readers, that would equate to $4.12 USD per US gallon.
Keep in mind that prices vary wildly in Canada (it's a BIG country after all lol). For instance, two weeks ago gas in the British Columbia interior was $1.41 per litre. I personally think we pay too much in Alberta (especially since we "grow" the dang stuff here!). No to mention that the week before any "long weekend" (stat holiday), prices go up approx 15 cents/litre.
Also, on average, taxes account for 32% of the total price per litre in Canada (we are taxed to death here). I go through a tank of gas every two weeks (and no, it's not a long commute to my day job, but it's too far to walk, you can't ride your bike for 8 months of the year, there is no bus service that takes me anywhere close and it would cost more in raw meat to feed the huskies for my dogsled than it would in gas ~~~). It costs me approx $80 for a tank of gas. I make about $24 CAD per hour, but after taxes and other deductions, it works out to $14.50 net. Therefore, out of every biweekly pay period, I have to work 6 hours simply to pay for gasoline (and nothing else). So perhaps that's the most meaningful comparison for me : )
sorry to take up so much space (as usual!).
Reply #152. Aug 21 11, 10:14 AM
p.s. whatever the numbers really are, Jabberwok, you are paying a RIDICULOUS amount of money for petrol/gasoline. I have no idea how you folks manage!|
Reply #153. Aug 21 11, 10:21 AM
I'll tell you how I manage. I live in Windsor, Ontario a border city across the river from Detroit. With the Canadian dollar at parity or sometimes higher than the US dollar, I cross the border to do my shopping and fill up the tank. Afterall, we export our gas to the US; so I can import it back much cheaper than what it costs to fill up here in Windsor. Gas is 1.24/liter here.|
Reply #154. Aug 22 11, 6:56 AM
We manage because there is no alternative, but we protest and ask why a lot. However those in charge tend not to be listening.|
Reply #155. Aug 22 11, 7:15 AM
$3.67/ gal in Mt. We get a lot of Canadians filling up and filling everything up they can to take home.|
Reply #156. Aug 22 11, 9:30 AM
One of the problems we, in the UK at least, have is that oil is priced in US$. The major wholesalers blame the exchange rate. But when that rate is in our favour the price still doesn't come down. Yes, our European governments put a high tax on fuel, but when OPEC reduce the price the petrol companies don't. They have a captive market, we can't go anywhere else. I don't begrudge Americans paying so little (OK, yes I do, but you are, almost, self sufficient at the moment) but please don't complain that you are hard done by when those of us in Europe pay 3 times the amount you do. Instead, why not lobby your government to support us, your natural allies, by supplying your excess oil at prices below those of OPEC?|
(Please don't turn this political, that wasn't my intention)
Reply #157. Aug 22 11, 10:20 AM
Bob, doesn't tax account for the majority of what we pay for fuel? In effect, what you're asking is for the US to subsidise our government - they keep the taxes high while the public pay less for fuel. I can't see why the US would do that.|
Reply #158. Aug 22 11, 11:14 AM
Perhaps one might better move to one of the following countries, since they don't seem to be in the profit game (as far as their own citizens are concerned anyway lol):|
Prices per city are in USD, per US gallon:
South Africa Johannesburg $2.62
Nicaragua Managua $2.61
Panama Panama City $2.19
Russia Moscow $2.10
Puerto Rico San Juan $1.74
Saudi Arabia Riyadh $0.91
Kuwait Kuwait City $0.78
Egypt Cairo $0.65
Nigeria Lagos $0.38
Venezuela Caracas $0.12
I think this only demonstrates that if you don't have significant oil reserves in your own country, then you have to expect to pay high prices. In the case of Norway (a country which does have reserves), the price of gas is relatively high, but then again, they use those (and other luxury) taxes to pay for things like free tuition to universities and colleges (and yes, foreign students can attend at no cost as well, dependent on certain requirements).
It is impossible not to bring politics into the equation when speaking about fuel prices, since many a palm has been greased along the way to keep the status quo for the powerful who have a vested interest. Otherwise, we'd have all been (fully) on alternatives by now.
For instance, did you know that until our city power/gas company became privatised, it was actually illegal for me to run my house on solar/wind without paying a minimum (which, in reality was not a small amount, oxymoron at best lol) monthly payment to said company?
Reply #159. Aug 22 11, 12:17 PM
Paid $3.34 today here in Virginia.|
Reply #160. Aug 22 11, 12:28 PM
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