Old 13th September 2002, 20:54   #1
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What are you paying for gas (petrol?)

Here in the lower left hand part of the U.S., regular gas (87 octane) is about $1.68/gallon.

This converts to (go ahead and correct any mistakes)

0.29 UK Pounds/liter

0.46 Euros/liter

0.81 Aus./liter

0.70 Canadian/liter

54 Yen/liter

We think we pay a lot here, but I know other countries tax gas at a lot higher rate. Ross Perot, feel free to chime in about your gas tax increase.

[edit]Sorry dylman, you are right - I put in the Aussie price by mistake. I wish I was a mod and could transparently correct my glaring mistakes![/edit]

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Old 13th September 2002, 20:59   #2
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It depends, but it usually is stays above 62 Canadian cents a liter to 74 Canadian cents a liter. When I lived in Atlantic Canada, "Gas Wars" during the summer were commonplace. Large companies tried to run the mom and pop operations into the ground by lowering their prices. Sometimes, it was possible to get gas for as little as 20 cents a liter (off the top of my head, about 12 American cents a liter). Of course, this had no real affect on the mom and pops, because gas is abundant and cheap in Atlantic Canada anyway (offshore developments, and major storage facilities of ocean going tankers nearby).

edit: did it for you. At 20 cents, thats 49.27 cents to the gallon.
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Old 13th September 2002, 21:14   #3
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72p a litre. We (the UK) can't be cheaper than America, surely?

edit: thought not...

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Old 13th September 2002, 21:20   #4
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71-73p per litre depending on which station you go to (London Uk).
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hmm not close, Americans pay about 3 times less for gas compared to the UK.

Brits pay about 3.0662 GBP per American gallon.

3.0662 GBP = 4.75748 USD

ouch...

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69 to 75 cents Canadian, depending on the time of the year (ie, more expensive to buy gas on long weekends...stupid capitalist pigs!)

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Old 13th September 2002, 22:04   #7
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It is 72p a litre at the moment near here.

Of course, when George gets in the ring with Saddam, it'll be a whole lot more expensive.
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Old 13th September 2002, 22:09   #8
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Having said that, my car gets approx 40 miles to the gallon. (yes I buy petrol in metric and work out fuel efficiency in imperial. We aren't totally metricised yet ).

So I'm probably spending less on petrol than a big V8 in the States... Plus we're only a little country so we don't have to drive as far. Winner!

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You'd be surprised how few V8s there actually are in North America... we lived through the 70s too, you know.
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I have a sentra and I spend about 15 dollars filling it up. A 10 gallon tank I think, but that's only because at the end of the week, I run on fumes. It costs 1.30 for unleaded gas where I'm at. (Texas, USA)

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Old 13th September 2002, 23:01   #12
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97 cents per litre here in aus for premium unleaded (shell optimax) at the moment. Add to that the extra for lead substitute and octane booster and its quite rediculous.
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I don't buy gas so ha!

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I see 10 cylinders Vipers every 2 or 3 days...is that better?
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Round my way all the filling stations are selling the standard 95 octane unleaded and gas-oil for 74,9p/l - 98 octane is 84,9p (the government tax it even more to try and discourage it's use, damn them)

Mildly annoying, as I filled up in York on Wednesday for 71,9. grrr.
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Almost $1.50 to $1.60 something.Usually goes up and down
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Round my way all the filling stations are selling the standard 95 octane unleaded and gas-oil for 74,9p/l - 98 octane is 84,9p (the government tax it even more to try and discourage it's use, damn them)

Mildly annoying, as I filled up in York on Wednesday for 71,9. grrr.
The premium gas here in the U.S. is listed at 91 octane (it was 92 octane until a few months ago, until the gas companies realized that most cars that require premium are only listed as needing 91 octane and they could charge the same for 91 and people would still buy it)

Are your octane ratings and our the same? That would mean your standard is higher octane than our premium. Any fuel experts out there?
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here in Fl we pay about 1.67 really expensive and where i come from it's 1.79, and it and perolum exporting country

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premium = 34.4 rupees/liter
high octane = 39.2 rupees/liter

that makes around half an american dollar per liter here.
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up here in northern washington (by everett) we pay 1.45 a gallon.

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Old 14th September 2002, 09:12   #22
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all the posts using the metric system are hurting my eyes...please convert to the correct american units before posting by multiplying the price per liter by roughly 4 in order to get the approximate price per gallon. Thank you for your understanding in the matter.

P.S. here in Hawaii gas is $1.68 per gallon regular, $1.89 premium.
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The premium gas here in the U.S. is listed at 91 octane (it was 92 octane until a few months ago, until the gas companies realized that most cars that require premium are only listed as needing 91 octane and they could charge the same for 91 and people would still buy it)

Are your octane ratings and our the same? That would mean your standard is higher octane than our premium. Any fuel experts out there?
No, I don't think they are the same measure

- I think you're referring to the AKI (anti-knock average) figure, and I'm referring to the RON (research octane number) figure.

87AKI = 91RON is "Regular Unleaded" - a fuel grade that is all-but phased out in Europe. (When I was in Ireland last month there were adverts up to try persuade people to use the 95RON stuff)

91AKI = 95RON is "Premium Unleaded", and is what most people in the UK use, as the 98 octane stuff is far too expensive owing to government taxes on it. These days most European-built cars are designed to take advantage of fuel with this octane level (unless they are high performance ones, or diesel gas-oil ones, of course)

98RON (don't know the AKI number) is "Super Unleaded", and is a higher performance fuel. Used for sports cars and older road vehicles that formerly required leaded fuel to run (leaded had an octane rating of 97). In Europe as a whole, it is generally just a couple of cents per liter cheaper than 95RON.
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all the posts using the metric system are hurting my eyes...please convert to the correct american units before posting by multiplying the price per liter by roughly 4 in order to get the approximate price per gallon. Thank you for your understanding in the matter.

P.S. here in Hawaii gas is $1.68 per gallon regular, $1.89 premium.
haha, freaky american types!

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Actually, I have it on good authority (I'm an American after all, and Americans are ALWAYS right about EVERYTHING) that the rest of the world is going to switch to our system of measurement because the metric system confuses and scares us Americans with our superior intellects...base 10 measuring systems are for fools! If your measuring system doesn't incorporate base 10, 12, and 4 then I don't want to know about it.
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Ah, the innocence.... Ever wonder why they are called imperial measurements???
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In Europe as a whole, it is generally just a couple of cents per liter cheaper than 95RON.
Duh, I meant more expensive, of course. And I posted it so long ago I can't change it to make myself look less stupid...

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Actually, I have it on good authority (I'm an American after all, and Americans are ALWAYS right about EVERYTHING) that the rest of the world is going to switch to our system of measurement because the metric system confuses and scares us Americans with our superior intellects...base 10 measuring systems are for fools! If your measuring system doesn't incorporate base 10, 12, and 4 then I don't want to know about it.

so your basically saying that americans are to stupid to understand metric,even though they learn it in school,and that americans are superior to any other country??







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You mean to tell me that we use the metric system.
Not round 'ere we don't mate, I'm a strictly feet and inches man, and I siphon my petrol from the bloated capitalist gas tanks of the BWMs and Mercs.

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so your basically saying that americans are to stupid to understand metric,even though they learn it in school,and that americans are superior to any other country??

people like this makes me not want to live here
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74.9p per litre (for Unleaded)
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okay. .. u fellaz r lucky .... down here in good old nz its costs bout $0.99 - $1.10 per litre. So thats be about $4.20 per gallon ... but thats kiwi dollers .... so probli just under $2 us per gallon ... if my maths is right. im not sure. ... thats for 91 unleaded. 96 is bout $1.05- $1.15/L. And for our boy racer friends their high octane 98 unleaded costs somewhere round $1.20/L i think. So uz can all quit ur moaning. We pay a fortune down here @ moment lolz. Used to be round 86cents per litre. A year or two back. But dat all changed.
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1.10 €/liter circa.
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I think we're at about $1.45 per gallon here in the midwest. Actually, I take that back. It's $1.45 in Illinois, and only about $1.29 in Indiana and parts of Ohio.
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