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Oslo, Norway: $6.48/gallon
Norway is the world's third-largest oil exporter, but hefty taxes aimed at reducing CO2 emissions mean high prices for petrol.
Tehran, Iran: $0.33/gallon
Despite massive oil reserves, limited refinery capacity forces Iran to import much of its gasoline. Still, government subsidies keep it cheap.
Lagos, Nigeria: $1.92/gallon
In a country where the per capita daily income is $3.84, $2-a-gallon gasoline is no bargain, leading thieves to tap oil pipelines in the delta.
Beijing, China: $2.44/gallon
An economic boom — coupled with the middle class's growing appetite for vehicles with four wheels — is likely to drive gas prices higher.