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Just thought it would be interesting to compare the price of fuel in different places of the world.

Here in Sweden the prices are like this:
(All the prices is converted to US dollars and shows the price for both one gallon and one liter for the sake of easier comparison).

95 octane petrol:
2,2 USD / liter
8,35 USD / gallon

Could be interesting to see how much it differs between country's :)
 

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Just thought it would be interesting to compare the price of fuel in different places of the world.

Here in Sweden the prices are like this:
(All the prices is converted to US dollars and shows the price for both one gallon and one liter for the sake of easier comparison).

95 octane petrol:
2,2 USD / liter
8,35 USD / gallon

Could be interesting to see how much it differs between country's :)

Damn. And I thought I was being bent over a barrel at $3.95 a gallon here in San Francisco. Should reach almost $5/gallon by summer, with all this middle east BS as an excuse to price gouge us. I just love how they have these constant excuses and reasons for raising the prices, yet every year they report record breaking profits, more than the previous year. Thats from price gouging, not from running a tight business. Anyway...enough of my ranting.

Just out of curiousity - how far do you have to commute for work, etc? Is public transportation in your area really good? Thats the problem here in the USA...first off, people dont really like public transportation due to the stigma of it being "what poor people ride" - not to mention it is crowded, stinky and unreliable (buses supposed to run every 8 minutes, but you can wait up to 20 minutes and then three buses show up at once!) Plus, to get from my house to my work (a total of 23 miles) it would require that I wake up at 5am so I could walk 20 minutes to a bus stop, catch a bus to the train terminal (and have to transfer bus lines since there isnt one that runs past my home to the train station...) then take the train for an hour, then walk another 10 minutes to work. Same on the way home.

Instead, I ride the motorcycle in rush-hour traffic and it takes me 30 minutes each way.

Uh, sorry if I just hijacked this thread! "ot:
 

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Damn. And I thought I was being bent over a barrel at $3.95 a gallon here in San Francisco. Should reach almost $5/gallon by summer, with all this middle east BS as an excuse to price gouge us. I just love how they have these constant excuses and reasons for raising the prices, yet every year they report record breaking profits, more than the previous year. Thats from price gouging, not from running a tight business. Anyway...enough of my ranting.

Just out of curiousity - how far do you have to commute for work, etc? Is public transportation in your area really good? Thats the problem here in the USA...first off, people dont really like public transportation due to the stigma of it being "what poor people ride" - not to mention it is crowded, stinky and unreliable (buses supposed to run every 8 minutes, but you can wait up to 20 minutes and then three buses show up at once!) Plus, to get from my house to my work (a total of 23 miles) it would require that I wake up at 5am so I could walk 20 minutes to a bus stop, catch a bus to the train terminal (and have to transfer bus lines since there isnt one that runs past my home to the train station...) then take the train for an hour, then walk another 10 minutes to work. Same on the way home.

Instead, I ride the motorcycle in rush-hour traffic and it takes me 30 minutes each way.

Uh, sorry if I just hijacked this thread! "ot:
Yeah, that's what i thought! We here i Sweden allways make fun of you americans when you complain about your fuel prices scense ours are about the dubble :p

I cummute about 45 miles (72 km) to work by train only. Works okey because i live 7 minutes (walking) from the train station right now (will move to 0,5 minutes walk within 2 week :D ) and when I arrive I only have to walk 1 minute or so to work. But then again I have it pretty good ;).

The public transports are as on time as yours I guess, but the standard of the trains are good and it's alot of people cummuting by train and bus. but not all of course, but probobly a bigger share than in the US I can imagene.

I will of course take the bike to work some days in the summer, but it will cost me... :(
 

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At that price, it must cost you around $30 just for gas to ride to work and home!! OUCH!!!!

If its any consolation, PARKING is $20 a day in SF...that with $5/gal gas ends up costing me about $25/day if I park in a lot... Fortunately, I have the hook-up with the parking guy next door who also rides. $75 a month for parking.
 

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In Aus, the fuel prices go up & down like a whores undies!
98 octane can go from $1.45 to $1.62 per litre (AU) in just a couple of days.
Been keeping track with fuelly.com
Commuting is the pits for economy. Might have to get a baby Ninja for that!
 

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So, yesterday I posted that gas wa $3.95/gallon here in San Francisco...

Today it is $4.19/gallon.

I seriously predict $5/gallon gas in this area by July 1st. Last year, it topped out around $4.30/gallon. This year, it will break that record sooner rather than later. What really pisses me off is that 3 years ago, they were talking about drilling in Alaska and off-shore, and "experts" warned that it would take at least two years for any of the oil to actually get extracted - so drilling would be useless as far as lowering the overall price of oil/gas immediately. Then, Obama stops all off-shore drilling after the Gulf oil spill (first time a well has blown out in over 20 years of drilling). Now, here we are, 3 years later, no new drilling...and prices are back up over $100/barrel for oil.

Had we ignored the experts three years ago, we'd at least be able to make up for what we are no longer deep-water drilling... Instead, we are being bent over a barrel by the middle eastern oil cartels.
 

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Those same countries that are bending us all over a barrel are the ones that tell us we should stay out of other people's business (Iraq), stay out of their countries because they hate Americans, turn a blind eye to terrorist camps within their borders and condemn us as war mongers and killers of innocent people.

Oh yeah, and now that Libya is going nuts and the military is killing innocent people, those same countries are calling on us saying that we should own up to our responsibility and enforce a no fly zone over Libya. Since when was it our responsibility?

So let me get this straight guys; you want us to interfere in another country, send our troops there and help get rid of a regime that is killing civilians? Sounds familiar to me... but last time we did it you called us assholes for it. Now apparently it's our "responsibility.":confused:

Didn't mean to hijack the thread man. "ot:Gas is $3.70 here in Minnesota. We're all getting raped by all of these idiots if you ask me.
 

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I pay R50 for 5.5L of fuel...

Mr San Francisco is paying R27.29 for 5L of Fuel.... dammm... im moving there.

SA fuel prices suck...

Anybody here from Dubai... tell us the price of fuel... no tax right?
 

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Fuel costs in Europe are way more nuts than here because of taxes more than anything else. I think Sweden has some of the highest taxes in the world.... makes even California and Massachusetts seem cheap.

But yeah, we need to be drilling right now. Maybe after the next election, we can get stuff in gear and do that. But sure would help if it'd start now.

Rob
 

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3.749/ gallon here for 89 octane
 

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$3.89 to $4.15 per gallon in Wisconsin depending on the day....

It will hit $5.00 gallon this summer just wait:(
 

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Just did some figures,
Our $1.62AU p/litre equates to $6.58US p/gallon (including the exchange rate!)
We can have fuel go up as much as 15c p/l in just one day!
Oil companies blame it on the OPEC world oil prices or the Singapore fuel prices, depending on their mood!!
 

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3.639 In Urbana, IL
 

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hey yer Streetmaster - its a bloody rip of here in Oz eh? I pay around $1.68 for 98oct caltex at Forster NSW, noticed that at Taree some 30kms away they pat around $1.51/.53 for theirs WHY such fluctuations its redonculous (yes you read that right).

But those in the know seem to think we are quickly running out of oil - hence the recent pushes for alternatives - god its only taken them how long to work this out?
 

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Around $3.50 for regular in central Florida. But, I run the middle grade at 89 octane, about $3.75, what a rip-off. My bike is supposed to get around 35 mpgs, but my Camry gets 36 mpgs on the highway. Oh wait, my Camry is slow...nevermind.
 

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haha its funny, you can never talk about fuel prices without bringing up the damn issues with our government and what is going on with the middle east. i do the same thing.lol all they care is about there own greed and for industrys to milk the economy.
well, all said and done, south jersey prices are around 3.60 or so. just gotta wait for the weather to get a little warmer to ride.
 
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