$1.02 for a gallon of gas....

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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 08:25 AM
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this is funny - the same thing happened to me when on vacation in st maartens - at first i thought nice- gas is cheap - lol per liter.
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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 08:35 AM
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Originally posted by slowisfast
I remember paying $.91 a gallon to fill up my Pacer my senior year in high school. That was 1998.

It's ridiculous how much money gasoline is costing us and how far our country has fallen since the time I became a legal adult.


My senior year in high school it was .78 cents a gallon!


I was a few years ahead of you I guess!


Lots of fun stuff was cheap...cigarettes were $1.05 a pack...Budweiser was $2.55 a six pack...some stuff (unmentionable on ATS) was really cheap!


Oh how the times have changed...for the worse I am afraid!

To the OP...HERE is an easy conversion calculator for you...should save you some ridicule in the future!



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 08:48 AM
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Originally posted by thehoneycomb
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Just curious though. What about cigarette prices where I am they are about $5 or $6 I heard in NY you can't buy a pack for less than $12.


LMAO where do you get your info from? I live in NY and there is no way they cost $12 a pack. You can get them for about $5-9.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 08:49 AM
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Canadian gas is only $1.50 a gallon!

And their speedometers go all the way up to 240 miles per hour! YOOHOO!



OMG I'm totally moving to Canada!!!

OP maybe you should write a post to complain about Umerika cutting it's education budget, especially the part of schooling that teaches something called the "metric system"...?

In all seriousness, Obama doesn't set gas prices - not unless you want to argue he is setting gas prices in Europe as well;

The Charts That Prove Obama Doesn’t Set Gas Prices




posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 09:12 AM
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Originally posted by AzureSky
No we don't. We pay almost 6 dollars a gallon.
Gas is a under $1.50 a litre,
There are 4.4 litres in a gallon. So you have to multiply our gas prices by 4.4 to get the price of a gallon.

Gas here is roughly 1.35/litre, and that equals 6.028/gallon (in canadian munnies)
edit on 20/3/12 by AzureSky because: (no reason given)


I am paying $1.02/litre for premium but our gallons only have 3,8 litres in them. I saw where an ice cream store in Canada set a record by creating a 10-ton ice cream dessert. Or as we call it, "a medium." So I suppose we do have different ways of measuring things. Anyway, I'm onboard with the invasion thing but we better send in Army Rangers first because the Canadians are experts at clubbing seals.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 09:24 AM
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Here in New Brunswick, Canada we pay 10.10 a pack for off brand "cheap" cigarettes. The last time I bought a pack of Export A it was pretty close to $13. Ive got a plan this year, growing my own tobacco, in theory I can get 8ish packs out of 2 plants. They are actually higher in nicotine content and dont have all the extra stuff that make mass produced cigs so good for you. It only cost about $4 for 100 seeds.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 09:26 AM
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Originally posted by LightSpeedDriver
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It's 9 dollars a gallon (converted litres to gallons and euros to dollars via google) here in Holland. Now, where's some sympathy for us poor Europeans?


It's funny how the americans complain, even though they still get it cheap.
Here in munich, the gallon also comes to about 9,25$ (or roughly 7€) at one of the cheaper non-chain gas stations (i goes up to about 9,50€ at the chains like Esso or BP)

People complain about it a lot, even though 90% here drive small cars that don't use that much fuel - unlike me with my Corvette. Everytime i drive up to my gas station the owners has those big €-signs in his eyes and smiles like crazy



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 09:40 AM
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you are soooo wrong friend! we pay $1.50 per litre!!!!!!!!!!
thats 6 bucks a gallon!!!!!!! deisel is even more!
do better research!



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 09:41 AM
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look at the speedometer dude,its k/hr!!!!!



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 09:42 AM
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Originally posted by AzureSky
No we don't. We pay almost 6 dollars a gallon.
Gas is a under $1.50 a litre,
There are 4.4 litres in a gallon. So you have to multiply our gas prices by 4.4 to get the price of a gallon.

Gas here is roughly 1.35/litre, and that equals 6.028/gallon (in canadian munnies)
edit on 20/3/12 by AzureSky because: (no reason given)


I think you have your numbers wrong

There are 3.78 litres to a gallon, not 4.4.

Or 1 litre is .264 of a gallon.

Just a dumb American trying to help a Canadian out with the metric system!

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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 09:43 AM
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trust me the guy was telling the truth,it 10-12 bucks a pack in ontario!!!
and we measure our gas in metric (litres) not gallons



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 10:56 AM
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Dude, that was the point, I was making a joke, highlighting the way the OP clearly misunderstood the difference between the metric system and American's standard measurements.
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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 10:57 AM
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3.50$/gallon ain't that much. Over here in Europe I'm paying about 8-9/gallon.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 11:04 AM
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Well to be fair to the Americans, as I learned having met my first American in person recently here in Amsterdam (he was from Missouri)...he said in America most people have to have a car because their public transport is not as convenient (for want of a better description) as ours and the distances involved are often greater. Holland is pretty tiny and you can get from end to the other with public transport in 2 to 3 hours. Then you meet a border with Belgium, Germany. It really does have some good things going for it being small.
Holland has also one of the highest fule taxes in Europe apparently (like Germany too I guess) because people like to have their own car, something I've never been able to afford. I'm just a poor, struggling foreigner...
*whips out violin and plays a sad song*
Peace



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 11:24 AM
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Screw that... Even though our prices are less, we still spend more on it day to day. Unfortunately, for the most part, our lazy country has not developed mass transit appropriately in order to keep up with growth. I live in a small/mid size US town. Yet, I drive 30 miles round trip, Every Day, just to get to my office and back. There is not bus or rail to take me. Carpools are very awkward and never work out for long... Ive tried.

Here in the US, we like our space, a little too much. Residences, Commerce, and Industry are vastly separated by distances. Therefore, we are forced to consume unreasonable amounts of gasoline. However, thats what keeps the prices down. Just yesterday, I paid 3.59. But its closer to $4 in larger towns that have better mass transit systems.

Kudos to Europe for developing the fabulous public transit systems that you have. A good friend of my lives in France, who does not even own a car. He has no need for one. However, that causes your common supply to be relatively low (compared to my town). Therefore your gas price is higher. They'll get their money one way or another, you can rest assured.

PS - Can I get an 'Epic Fail' for the OP?

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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 11:30 AM
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I was talking about NYC, I am guessing your upstate.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 11:37 AM
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Yes our economy in the United States is based on travel. I think thats part of the problem most of us Americans have with it. When gas prices go up the economy slows down. But the current administration is pushing for green energy but the American people aren't buying it. I've sold cars, most people don't want hybrid or electric but they will settle for fuel effeciency. Still many people prefer the heavy duty work trucks or SUV's but that depends on demographics. Having a good work truck allows more job opportunities and many people depend on them.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 11:40 AM
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posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 11:57 AM
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Originally posted by thehoneycomb


So America, do you want hybrid and electric cars or do you want cheaper gas?

Source: GasBuddy app
edit on 20-3-2012 by thehoneycomb because: (no reason given)


I want Electric powered cars. That would be allot cheaper then gas and the air would be allot cleaner. The way I see it, if the motive is to find a cleaner alternative energy then make the prices rise. But if the motive is to make money then they are really just screwing us.



posted on Mar, 21 2012 @ 12:05 PM
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I remember in the 80's as a teen, I was paying 70 cents a gallon for gas, beer was 2.00 a sixpack and cigarettes were 2.10 a pack. And i was making 100 a day delivering pizza.

Thats my version of the "Good ole days" I suppose.....





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