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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.

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moonlightgryph
Oct. 6th, 2008 05:57 am (UTC)
I went to Germany when I was 16 (about nine-years ago. While I was there I noted the gas price was about $6/gallon.) I don't remember the exact price per litre but I converted it all. At the time we, in America, were paying something around $1/gallon. I remember when I could fill my 16 gallon gas-tank for less than $20. Now it's $60ish. Still, I remember being absolutely floored by how much the Germans were paying for gas. At the time I had no true concept of "Big oil companies," import/export oil, etc. Now I understand a little better... but it still amazes me just how much more you guys pay than us!
natf
Oct. 6th, 2008 02:01 pm (UTC)
Thanks for 'getting it'!

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