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Petrol prices

I am used to seeing my USian LJFriends bemoaning $4 / gallon petrol prices and had not bought petrol myself for a while but was surprised to find that petrol is MUCH more expensive over this side of the pond! We are spending up to £1.40 per LITRE! Now, using very rough approximations, there are about $2 per £1 and four litres to a gallon. I know, very rough. Please do let me know if these rough conversions are wildly off. Anyway, using these rough conversions, we are paying £1.40 x 4 x 2 = more than $10 per gallon!!!

ETA: TBH our living and traveling needs are not relevant to the price we are charged for petrol. My reason for this post was not to whine that we are charged more but merely to state the fact that, for whatever reason, we are - whether we have further to drive than you guys or less far to drive.

Just my opinion mind.



Oct. 6th, 2008 12:38 am (UTC)
No idea TBH. IMO it is irrelevant to the reason for my post because we have to pay it whether it is taxes or not. Sorry to be sharp about this but so many USians seem to have taken this post as a reason to attack me for it. I am feeling a little defensive here, I am afraid.
Oct. 6th, 2008 12:46 am (UTC)
Huh? I must have missed something. I meant no offense.

I know here in the states we each pay different prices based upon how much tax the individual states (in addition to the federal government) pile on to the actual cost of gas. I was simply curious what the tax burden is there. I know that hiding taxes in consumer products is a favorite tactic of government.

Sorry if I offended.

EDIT: I've gone back and read the previous comments again, and I don't see a single one that could be characterized as an attack. Perhaps this is one of those times when you should step back, take a deep breath, and realize that your friends & commenters are simply trying to engage you in intelligent conversation.


Edited at 2008-10-06 12:53 am (UTC)
Oct. 6th, 2008 03:00 am (UTC)
Don't worry. I realise that it is likely to be me misreading the written word and have said as much in another entry. I am stepping away from LJ for a while, I think, until I can get my weird mood under control.

Oops = mispasted lol.

I meant to ETA to say that you do not see all of the comments that I do because many are non-LJFriends and/or anonymous and so screened - that way you have no idea whether I am being attacked or not, merely that the ones I unscreen are not doing so. Just sayin'. ;-p

Edited at 2008-10-06 03:03 am (UTC)
Oct. 6th, 2008 03:37 am (UTC)
P.S. You did not offend me. I was merely clarifying. *hugs*


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