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How much is gas where you are?

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posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 05:12 PM
Gas in Australia is around 66 cents per litre in semi rural areas ,more in remote places.Petrol is more than double that at about 1.40 $ a litre

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 06:53 PM

Originally posted by MagoSA
I suspect that the price of used motorcycles is about to go up, as people will start snatching them up. You can't beat 45 miles/gallon and have as much fun on one. Plus a good motorcycle holds about as much as a Prius does... LOL

As a biker of both choice and economy I agree about commuting to an extent but not whole heartedly. There are a number of factors to take into account with motorcycles that mean just comparing fuel economy is slightly false.

For me, personally, it works. I use my bike for my 130 mile a day commute. Bike does about 48mpg on a steady motorway run @ 80 mph. My car in the same situation does about 34mpg. Ace! But what about other costs?


Big one first: Tyres! I live in the UK. It rains. A lot! No way can I put crap boots on her. So how much does a set of half decent tyres cost? £200 a set. £120 rear, £80 front roughly. A rear will be crap after about 6,000 miles and a front after roughly 10,000 miles. My fiance's car just had its third ever set of tyres fitted at £250. Car has done 115,000 miles. Roughly 10 times cheaper than the bike.

Servicing. Bikes need much more regular servicing than cars. My next door neighbour went 45,000 miles between services on her car. It still runs fine. My bike starts feeling like a dog after 8,000 miles between services. Service items are generally more expensive for bikes. Did a service on the car last week, £14 for 5 litres of cheap oil which the car will run happily with, £4 for an oil filter and £9 for an air filter (£27 all in, good for 16,000 miles). Oil and filter change on the bike today cost £21 for 3 litres of motorcycle grade oil, £7 for fuel filter, £14 for air filter (£42 and will need more spending within 8,000 miles).

Clothing: I'm lucky, I have somewhere to put my gear when I get there and don't have to wear a smart suit. Couldn't keep a suit unrumpled under my bike gear. Then there is the cost of the stuff. A decent textile two-piece suit will run about £300 and last about 2 years of hard use. Helmets need replacing every 2-3 years (providing no crashes) and cost between £120 and £300. Boots last about 18 months and cost roughly £80 to £100. Gloves about a year and between £40 to £60. So approximately £300 a year outlay on clothes.

Licensing: I believe this isn't as much of an issue in the US. From what I can gather you can pretty much decide you want a bike and that's it. Over here, if you want to ride even a boring 500cc commuter machine you are looking at an average of about £600 worth of training and test fees to get a full motorcycle licence. A massive initial outlay for someone who just wants to commute.

Freezing your knackers off twice a day

Detours: Bikes are fun. They are meant for twisty back roads, not perfectly straight motorways. About once a week I get the urge to go the fun way home... which is twice as long thus negating fuel savings.

Danger: Bikes are 10 times more likely to be in an accident. For a new biker this is even higher.

Good Points:

Fuel Economy: Unless you drive a very frugal car, or a very thirsty bike, this will probably be better. With petrol prices constantly rising this will only ever become a bigger factor.

Commute Time: One of the main reasons I use the bike. Takes me an hour on the bike thanks to filtering through all the traffic jams. Two hours in the car.

Parking Costs: I would have to pay for city centre parking for the car. Last time I looked this was about £8 to £10 a day. Bikes park for free.

Detours :-D

Bikes aren't the be all and end all for cheap commuting. It's great for me because I have been a biker from the age of 17. I would never not have a bike so will always have the outlay on things like clothing whether I use it to go to work or not.

posted on Mar, 10 2011 @ 08:52 PM
Here in Phoenix, AZ as of 3/10/11 it is $3.59 a gallon reg, and it's a bit odd because if you go drive a mile north in Phoenix I saw it for $3.81 reg

posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 08:06 AM
South Eastern Florida, Coast. Just a bit North of West Palm Beach.

Gas prices are about $3.50 to $3.60 per gallon for regular depending on where you go.

It really is getting rediculous. The price for a gallon of milk is insane too. like $2.99 in the local Supermarket. Even more $3.40 if you get it in a quicky mart or something.

Cigarettes forget it. They getting near $5.

But I should feel lucky, cause when I take trips to New York, for a couple weeks like 3 times a year. Gas/Milk/Cigs are all INSANELY priced. I think Manhatten NYC, and the Western half of Long Island, have some of the most expensive prices on just about everything on the East Cost.It's not rare to see regular gas go for $4-$5 a gallon plus in some areas of Queens, probaly even a good bit higher in the City itself. Where I've heard cigs go for $10 a pack o.0 Wonder what a gallon of milk cost in NYC $6.00??
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posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 08:21 AM
Gas station right down the road from me reads $3.02 per gallon (USD) for the cheapest gasoline.

Just across the county line it is up to $3.41 a gallon now. Shhh don't tell anyone else about this gas station.

Before I read all the posts on this thread I was complaining about gas prices being too high, now I am grateful for where I live.

edit on 3/11/2011 by Misoir because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 08:31 AM
Yesterday in MN was 3.999 US dollars for diesel. I had to drive our truck because the car needs work and I put 20.00 dollars in and got approximately 5 ish gallons! Time to park the truck and get the car fixed. When we bought it in '02 diesel was cheaper than gas but not anymore.

posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 08:55 AM
Australia - Hobart 98 Octane $1.52 today

posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 08:57 AM
Prices have remained stable at my local Tesco, 11 miles away;

£1.30.9 for a litre of petrol, £1.35.9 for a litre of diesel.

Station I passed on the way home was selling petrol at;

£1.32.9 a litre of petrol

£1.38.9 a litre of diesel

Interesting they had put a penny a litre on diesel, hopefully it won't happen but I reckon diesel could go up to 10 pence a litre higher than petrol which would send food costs even higher.

posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 09:47 AM
Well....We got to $5.00 a gallon just this morning !!!! It's $1.25 a litter for regular and $1.31 for premium here in My area of Quebec, Canada.

It's getting crazy...I mean next thing, we will be paying more for gas than we pay for bottled water...!!!! Yeah imagine that we pay a minimum of $2.50 a litter for water and yet we bitch and complain about the price of gas....Hummmm....Last time I checked there was no gas ( petrol ) coming out of the faucets at home !!!!
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posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:49 PM
The price of crude just dipped under $100.00 a barrel.....I wonder now if the price at the pump will reflect that and dip as well !

posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 12:55 PM
$3.35 a gallon for regular here. Yesterday is was $3.28. We generally have some of the cheapest gas in the nation so this really freaks people out. Every gas station I drove by today was full of people. Being Friday I think every one went out as soon as they got paid to fill up before it goes any higher.

I put in 25, got 6.5 gallons, which is barely over a quarter of a tank and will last until maybe Monday.

We are currently trying to figure out how to get a new car. If I could get something like an Elantra or one of the new Ford Fiestas the difference in gas cost would nearly make my car payment every month.

posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 01:07 PM
reply to post by gluetrap

New cars are cost efficient for sure but some of the older ones mid 80' to early 90's are sometimes better. Take the Renault Alliance, the Honda Civic heck if you are lucky enough to get yourself an old Mini or old Datsun ( see Nissan now) you'll pay less for the car and get better mpgs.

posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 01:55 PM
1.81 EUR = 2.51493 USD per liter, not gallon in Kalymnos, Greece... Now that sucks...


posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 02:33 PM
Hi all.

Well looking at gas( we call it petrol in South Africa, gas is LPG (liquified petroleum gas) ) It is about R9.53 p/l at the coast and I'm not sure hou much it is in land. Will post a kore detailed post later.

. Peace .

posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 03:01 PM
reply to post by Fox Molder

My current car is a 96 ford explorer with over 270,00 miles on it. I have had it since 97...we keep our cars for a long time!

If I am going to drive something for 10-15 years I want to make sure I get exactly what I want, and something that isn't going to have major problems or things wearing out for a while.

posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 03:03 PM
$4.05 per US Gallon for diesel yesterday. Gas is a few cents less, I think $3.79 for regular.

And I remember seeing gas for 24.9 cents a galloon in the sixties.

posted on Mar, 11 2011 @ 03:25 PM
It stabilized now.

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 01:31 AM
Hi again all. This post wil give you a tad more information on the South African Gas(petrol) Price!

The petrol retail price is regulated by government, and changed every month on the first Wednesday of the month. The calculation of the new price is done by Central Energy Fund (CEF) on behalf of the Department of Minerals and Energy (DME). The petrol pump price is composed of a number of price elements and these can be divided into international- and domestic elements. The international element, or Basic Fuel price (BFP), is based on what it would cost a South African importer to buy petrol from an international refinery and to transport the product onto South African shores.

Prices At The Moment

I seriously hope that the Gas price stabilizes and comes down, because a higher Fuel price in South Africa causes an increase in food prices as most of our cargo is moved by trucks.


posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:02 AM
metro vancouver 130.1

posted on Mar, 12 2011 @ 05:12 AM
Its around £6.70 a gallon here where I live in UK works out at around $10.77 US.
edit on 12-3-2011 by TotalAddict because: (no reason given)

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