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posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 04:47 PM
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Gas: 6 cents a gallon




Gassing up isn't cheap: According to AAA, we're now paying a nationwide average of $2.73 for a gallon of regular. That's about 25 cents a gallon more than last year. But it's certainly better than the year before, when prices shot up to over $4/gallon.


But if the cost of gas bothers you, be happy you don't live in Asmara, Eritrea. This African nation boasts the highest gas prices in the world — nearly $10/gallon. On the other hand, you could be living in Venezuela, where prices are as low as 6 cents.



The World's Highest Gas Prices:

1. Asmara, Eritrea — $9.59/gallon
2. Oslo, Norway — $7.41/gallon
3. Copenhagen, Denmark — $6.89/gallon
4. Hong Kong — $6.87/gallon
5. Monaco, Monte Carlo — $6.82/gallon

The World's Lowest Gas Prices:

1. Caracas, Venezuela — 6 cents/gallon
2. Tehran, Iran — 32 cents/gallon
3. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — 45 cents/gallon
4. Kuwait, City, Kuwait — 85 cents/gallon
5. Cairo, Egypt — $1.17/gallon


finance.yahoo.com...

comment section:
If you'll notice the 2 places in the world with the
lowest gas prices are 2 countries that the US
doesn't have bases in or invaded.

Leads one to wonder if the invasions are more to
drive the price of gas up so there will be more
profits for the Rothschilds and Rockerfellers ???
hmmmm




posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 05:04 PM
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2.73 a gallon? really? man we get ripped off hardcore up here, i live 10friggen miles from one of the largest refinery's (if not the largest) in Alaska and i pay 3.92 a gallon.

[edit on 8/22/2010 by Alaskan Man]



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 07:01 PM
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reply to post by Alaskan Man
 


Well here in Australia the price fluctuates daily but is somewhere between
$4.50 - $6.00. And yes, we have our own oil fields.



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 07:05 PM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint

comment section:
If you'll notice the 2 places in the world with the
lowest gas prices are 2 countries that the US
doesn't have bases in or invaded.


While that might be true, what about the income of people that live in these countries?

While it seems like they pay next to nothing, until we can see what the average income is of people in these countries, I will reserve judgement.

Who knows? .06 cents a gallon, might be outrageous to a citizen of Venezuela.



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 07:31 PM
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What happened to Russia???? Back last year they were boasting of .25(USD) per gallon...



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 08:06 PM
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heh heh that was what peak oil was all about...
What they really meant was peak gas...prices.

When Lindsey Williams said the price was going to go up to 149U$ a barrel, it did, then when he said it would go down to below 50U$ till some of the Arabs broke ..(Dubai, remember) it did...then he said it would hover up above 70 U$ abarrel to justify the huge investment in the Canadian Tar sands it has....The Arabs need above 70 U$ a barrel to stay afloat too. If they don't get it then the banks in America and Europe that hold their paper go under...

Venezuela where the oil is nationalized is probably over charging at that price...


SHADOW GOVERNMENT REVEALED-Lindsey Williams talks about his first hand knowledge of Alaskan oil reserves larger than any on earth. And he talks about how the oil companies and U.S. government won't send it through the pipeline for U.S. citizens to

lindseywilliams101.blogspot.com...

BP shut down the Alaska pipe line because they had a spill due to poor maintenance just after the GOM spill the price went up from 70 U$ a barrel and has floated around closer to 80U$ a barrel ever since...


BP-owned Alaska oil pipeline shut after spill

ANCHORAGE | Tue May 25, 2010 10:49pm EDT

ANCHORAGE Alaska (Reuters) - The Trans-Alaska Pipeline, partly owned by BP, shut down on Tuesday after spilling several thousand barrels of crude oil into backup containers, drastically cutting supply down the main artery between refineries and Alaska's oilfields.

www.reuters.com...

Right now there are about 30 miles of oil tankers end to end, the oil is owned by speculators, and they are parked just off shore in the Baha.
This oil was bought at well below 50U$ a barrel.

A 26-mile-long line of idled oil tankers, enough to blockade the English Channel, may signal a 25 percent slump in freight rates next year.

globaleconomicanalysis.blogspot.com...

This might also explain the faux terrorist attack on the Jappy tanker in the straights of Hormuze earlier this summer - a little danger pay to get the rates on the shipping up. While the speculaters are getting their oil price, the glut has dropped shipping rates cause the tankers are parked near their markets already.

Just some stuff to think about while the oil prices are helping kill the US economy...just wait till they get around to doing the food and water.
That's what they are really practicing for.


[edit on 22-8-2010 by Danbones]



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 09:16 PM
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Originally posted by Blanca Rose

While that might be true, what about the income of people that live in these countries?

While it seems like they pay next to nothing, until we can see what the average income is of people in these countries, I will reserve judgement.

Who knows? .06 cents a gallon, might be outrageous to a citizen of Venezuela.



Think about this statement for a minute.

What you are in fact saying is that the price of gas is potentially based on the ability to pay for it.

Isn't it funny how the price of gas goes up in the summer (vactaion/tourism time) and then goes back down until it temporarily spikes again for Thanksgiving & Christmas?

My father spends alot of time on the road, he has pointed out an interesting case that supports the ability to pay idea...

There is a gas station in my province that has no tanks; it is owned by the same company that owns the refinery in that city and is supplied by pipeline directly from the refinery. The funny thing is that the gas at this station is more expensive then at a station from the same company on the other side of the province (which requires trucks and drivers for supplies).

My father noticed this because he was at both stations in the same day.

Interesting that the pipeline-fed station is in a large(ish) regional city while the second station is in a poorer area.

Pure coincidence I'm sure.

Gas is one of the many control structures out there to ensure that the serfs can't keep much of their slaved-for wages. Beyond that, look at the price of cars (most of which now require loans or financing based on monthly payments), then add mandatory insurance...

Like any good pimp/dealer first they get you hooked on their product, then they raise the price to just below your maximum ability to pay.



[edit on 22-8-2010 by [davinci]]



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 11:06 PM
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gas @ $3.92 in alaska eh alaska is the only state in the conus that pays every single person living in alaska an oil kickback.


as to the lowest priced gas in other parts of the world.

the reason is GOVERNMENT SUBSIDIES


thats the socialist utopia every one wants.


shame they dont tell you the tax rates in those countries the gas price maybe well be that low but how much are the people taxed to offset that amount.



im old and i remember gas at .89 cents when i first got my license.

[edit on 22-8-2010 by neo96]



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 11:21 PM
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Venezuela has strong control of oil production in its country, through its state owned company PDVSA. I guess you can consider it a government subsidy when the government takes some of the oil and gives it to its people at much less than the market price, but anyway that's what happens.

The US government privatizes all that, and taxes on top of it.

European governments have much higher taxes than we do.

The US interests do want to break up government control of assets and move things to a market basis. I don't think our military should be used for that purpose.



posted on Aug, 22 2010 @ 11:46 PM
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To simplify this let's establish everything in comparison to the most expensive gas in the U.S. right now, Anchorage, Alaska:

Gas price: $3.93/gallon
Nations GDP per capita: $46,381


Originally posted by boondock-saint
The World's Highest Gas Prices:

1. Asmara, Eritrea — $9.59/gallon


GDP: $676


2. Oslo, Norway — $7.41/gallon


GDP: $52,964


3. Copenhagen, Denmark — $6.89/gallon


GDP: $36,336


4. Hong Kong — $6.87/gallon


GDP: $44,413


5. Monaco, Monte Carlo — $6.82/gallon


GDP: $65,928

As we can see, the price of gas appears to have little to do with ability to pay, if that were the case then we here in the US should be paying somewhere in the $6/gal area. The city that pays the most on the list also is the poorest on the list.


The World's Lowest Gas Prices:

1. Caracas, Venezuela — 6 cents/gallon


GDP: $12,201


2. Tehran, Iran — 32 cents/gallon


GDP: $11,395


3. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia — 45 cents/gallon


GDP: $23,701


4. Kuwait, City, Kuwait — 85 cents/gallon


GDP: $84,304


5. Cairo, Egypt — $1.17/gallon


GDP: $6,123

Cheapest gas in the US is in Spartanburg, SC at $2.39/gal.

As to neo96's belief that socialism has some relationship to low gas prices; there's no qaunitfiable evidence of that between the two extremes shown here. I've never considered the middle east a bastion of socialism. The only nation on the 'low' list that could hold that title is Venezuela, even then your argument is lackluster because the most recognizable socialist nations in Europe have some of the most expensive gas prices.

There are numerous articles on the reasons we pay what we pay for gasoline, go ahead and read them if you're that interested. My conclusion is that there are a lot of factors and the biggest one is the bottom line.



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 02:38 AM
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A gallon regular in my country is at $7.49.

(One liter = €1.55 calculating a galon as 3.8 liter and one Euro as $1.27 ) But there is a way around this. My country subsidizes so-called muesli-cars for they are low on co2 emissions.

So now I drive a diesel powered car in a place where one gallon of diesel puts you down about $5.80.

The state subsidizes this particular muesli-car with a $6700,- tax-cut, but the best thing is: the road-tax is set to zero. (worth $90 a month.)

The stats of this car state it drives 69 miles per gallon (US) but let's estimate I'll get 40 out of it, just to be on the safe side.

I drive roughly 13k miles (I know, I know - peanuts.) per year costing me $1885,- on fuel. I get $3840,- expense for commuting between home and work. So you won't hear me whine until a gallon of diesel hits $12,-.

So let's assume I drive this muesli-car for ten years and let's assume one gallon will max out at $10,- I still make two bucks a gallon giving me about $6500,- when I go and get me a new car. Man do I love my high-fuel-priced-country.

I couldn't resist collecting my share on the co2 scare.

(I like to take a moment to thank Mr. Al Gore for his Nwobel price winning contribution to the above.)



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 02:55 AM
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Originally posted by D.Wolf
I drive roughly 13k miles (I know, I know - peanuts.) per year costing me $1885,- on fuel. I get $3840,- expense for commuting between home and work. So you won't hear me whine until a gallon of diesel hits $12,-.

and if ur travel expenses were NOT compensated
then you would be whining like the rest of us


thanks to all who posted, a very interesting topic
worthy of taking note.



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 02:58 AM
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Originally posted by oniongrass
I don't think our military should be used for that purpose.

well I totally agree with that statement
so I 2nd that emotion


Soldiers = CPP's
(Corporate Pawns for Profit)



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 03:10 AM
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I remember when gas was 34.9 cents a gallon in Washington state... that was back in the early 60's .. it worked better then because it had a lot of lead in it.. I don't think they had unleaded then until a few years later..

You can definitely notice that in today's market, that there is corruption and price fixing and every kind of fraud being perpetrated by the oil companies..it wasn't as visible back in the earlier days as it is so blatent today..



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 03:26 AM
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Originally posted by alienreality
You can definitely notice that in today's market, that there is corruption and price fixing and every kind of fraud being perpetrated by the oil companies..it wasn't as visible back in the earlier days as it is so blatent today..

true so very true !!
now the question we need to ask ourselves is

what can we do about it ???

I want a vehicle that doesn't use gas at all !!!!



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 04:05 AM
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Originally posted by boondock-saint
and if ur travel expenses were NOT compensated
then you would be whining like the rest of us


Nope, I would have no need for fuel cause I wouldn't have a job. (The collective job treaty of my sector comes with travel expense. As most cjt's do over here.) Since the car is paid for it'll only cost insurance when parked.

So I will only whine when a gallon hits $12,-. Not because I can't spare the chips, but to prevent getting smacked utterly silly by some Maserati driving colleagues. (Already in tears.)


All bases covered.



posted on Aug, 23 2010 @ 09:25 AM
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Here in USA there is no "road tax", so you should not count as a benefit that you don't pay it, to compare to USA.

"Muesli-car" -- sounds like you're from Germany?



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 12:42 PM
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Gas could be cheap here too if the federal government didn't lock up all the resources with regulations and national parks.

The reason why the oil companies are drilling off shore is because there's no where for them to drill on land that isn't locked up with regulation.

The US could be largely independent of foreign oil and have cheap gas if the feds got out of the way and allowed private property owners to drill on their own land.



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 01:08 PM
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Remember when I was a kid and we would make trips from the Keys to Miami gas being only 25 cents a gallon. LOL...we would stop by a Seminole
store for a coke out of a metal chest, of course those were only 10 cents and a chunk of sugar cane. But I digress, I've gone and dated myself and of course those were the days of innocence.

Gas is necessary for us to be mobile, in more ways than one...as we all know...and what better way to keep track of and control a population than by making certain things unaffordable and keeping us under thumb?

It will only continue to get worse, and more noticeable until we, as Americans,
band together...and stand against what is being done to us.

Just my 0.2cents.

~holly



posted on Aug, 24 2010 @ 01:23 PM
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Afaik, gas prices don't vary too much. Oil is, after all, a fungible commodity. And gas is a derivative of oil. So the price of gas should be heavily linked to the price of oil.

If oil costs the same all over the world (which it does), then the only difference in price of gas (between regions) should come from refinery costs (which shouldn't vary too terrible much from region to region), and TAXES on gasoline.

So it's not that gas is cheaper/expensive in various countries, what it really comes down to is taxes on said gas (or subsidies).



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