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Originally posted by mythatsabigprobe
reply to post by Rockpuck
Not sure what you mean there Rockpuck. If they're paying a pound a liter, then it's over US$8 per gallon.
What's not figured in is the average income, cost of living, etc. I think a lot of Europeans would be shocked to learn that the US minimum wage is so low and we're basically working an hour for a little more than a gallon of gas.
Originally posted by Tommio
reply to post by Rockpuck
ours is £4.86 a Gallon roughly (we work in litres over here). That's Like i said about $9.50. and regardless of how you put it, oil is sold in Barrels in Dollars, which means we are paying around twice as much as you for our fuel. yeah ok ours is of a higher octane (minimum 95) but that doesn't account for ours being twice the price of yours. the reason ours is so expensive is due to the tax we pay on our petrol for every £1 we spend on petrol something like £0.67 of that is tax. Your gas prices are ridiculously low compared to ours
Originally posted by WiseIsAwoken
I stay in a suburb just out of DC, NW side, and gas here is $3.44 for unleaded, $3.58 for 89, $3.81 for 93, and $4.01 for diesel. And no they didn't appear to be not selling 89, but then again I wouldn't know because I always buy unleaded.
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Originally posted by jtma508
The government and industry did bupkis. No one gave a rat's tuchus. So here we are today. Don't count on anyone doing anything anytime soon.
You said bupkis and tuchus n the same post lol. AWESOME.
Forgive my ignorance - but why would you use 93 octane. Its a waste of money. Were there any other gas stations in the area? Were they out too?
If you are driving a sports car and it MUST have 93 octane - then you need to get used to high gas prices. Those things drink it like water.
Originally posted by dbates
This is the laws of supply and demand. It doesn't matter who the current President is.
[edit on 22-4-2008 by dbates]
Originally posted by ColdWater
Those pretty straight up honest to a fault gas station owners are BSing you about being out of 89 octane. 87 and 91 or 93 are mixed at the pump to make 89.
The station knows most people will buy 87 now that gas is rising. A few used to buy 89 because everyone in America believes if something costs more it is better. Those with sports cars are being pushed to 93 to make up for the lost revenues on 89.