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Old 04-24-2006, 06:46 AM   #16
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Here in the UK its roughly 95p a litre. Thats 1.70 USD or 2.28 AUS
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Here in Ireland its about Euro 1.10 a litre. It was closer to 1.00 until recently.
1 Euro is worth about 1.20 US Dollars.

When comparing price, note that a US gallon is smaller then the Imperial gallon was used in Britain and possibly some other places? In most European countries, including Ireland, petrol is sold by the litre.

As I understand it, the petrol is Ireland is one of the cheaper ones in the European Union. Spain is cheaper than here, Britain more expensive.

1 gallon = 4.5461 litres
1 US gallon = 3.785 litres

Therefore petrol in Ireland is 1.10 x 3.785 = 4.1635 Euro for a US gallon
4.1635 = $4.99

What complicates matters is that petrol in Europe tends to have a much higher octane (about 97). Therfore your car goes further than it would on US grade petrol (or gas as they call it).
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Old 04-24-2006, 09:07 AM   #18
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What really upsets me with gas prices, go out at 11:00 am come back home within 1/2 hour and the price has gone up anywhere from 2-5 cents per litre. How can this be it's the same gas in their tanks. They did not get refilled.

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...Not only that, watch how long it takes the price to come back down at the pump after it comes back down on the market. They're not paying the $70+ a barrel for the gas they have now, they're paying it for a future delivery (and the spot market on the other end of the pipeline). Pump prices will rise as the per barrel cost does even a few times a day but it 'magically' takes over a week for them to drop.

It really isn't the gas stations themself for the most part... their cash cow is the convenience store, not selling gas; the 'costs' are lower (higher... whatever) down the chain. Ever pay $5 for a cold-cut sandwich you could have made at home for a combined-input cost of around a buck?
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.......Just wondering what the gas prices are where some of you guys live.....?
Here in a source of the stuff it's the equivalent of US$0.31 a litre ($1.25 a US gallon). The price hasn't moved in the 6 months I've been here. I can afford a gas-guzzler in this place.
Going back home to UK soon for a month. Back to 95p a litre ($6.80 a US gal) Eats into the budget for model airliners.
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Old 04-24-2006, 10:58 AM   #22
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The lowest price I saw yesterday was $2.99. Who knows what it will be when I head out today...

This is in Roseville (Near Sacramento)
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San Jose is about $3.05/gallon. Bah! Damn you OPEC.
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Old 04-24-2006, 09:28 PM   #24
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I've seen prices anywhere from $2.99 to $3.49 around Sacramento.
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Old 04-24-2006, 09:43 PM   #25
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It's $2.85 down from $2.99 about 60 miles southeast of Chicago.

Dang, has it ever gone up in San Jose! I got gas for as low as $2.67 a couple weeks ago there.

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Bah! Damn you OPEC.
Actually, I don't think it's OPEC setting the price for crude that is causing the prices we pay at the pumps for gasoline.
OPEC set their benchmark, but it's the spot market that has driven the price to where it is now.
As far as I can gather, OPEC countries are doing their bit to pump as much as they can to help the supply. Apart from political upheavals that are causing 'uncertainties' in the market, the main bottle-neck in the supply chain to the pumps is refining capacity.
It doesn't matter how much crude there is, if you can't refine enough, then the price at the pumps is going to be high.
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Well if anyone watched the news last night you should have seen that the Bush administration has begun an investigation into fixing prices to make higher profits. There is also a tax in the works to fine companies like Exon.
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Here in Barcelona (Spain) cost 1.1 per litre about 1.35 $ Crazzy!!
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In Houston, 87 regular is holding around 2.87 USD into the 2.90's. 93 supreme is selling around 3.09 USD to 3.19.

If I am not mistaken, these rises in prices are caused from the change in producing a cleaner burning fuel. I have seen signs at the pump mentioning that a certain product is in the gas. Suppose it has an effect on performance? Not that my car is high performance, I do enjoy the good gas mileage!
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In Houston, 87 regular is holding around 2.87 USD into the 2.90's. 93 supreme is selling around 3.09 USD to 3.19.

If I am not mistaken, these rises in prices are caused from the change in producing a cleaner burning fuel. I have seen signs at the pump mentioning that a certain product is in the gas. Suppose it has an effect on performance? Not that my car is high performance, I do enjoy the good gas mileage!
I did hear about them putting more Ethenol in the fuel this year, one of the reasons why the gas might have gone up.

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Actually, I don't think it's OPEC setting the price for crude that is causing the prices we pay at the pumps for gasoline.
OPEC set their benchmark, but it's the spot market that has driven the price to where it is now.
As far as I can gather, OPEC countries are doing their bit to pump as much as they can to help the supply. Apart from political upheavals that are causing 'uncertainties' in the market, the main bottle-neck in the supply chain to the pumps is refining capacity.
It doesn't matter how much crude there is, if you can't refine enough, then the price at the pumps is going to be high.
Yes, I did see something on FOX News yesterday when they were talking about the envormentalists pushing for higher gas taxes and putting more crap in the fuel. Also, they prevented any steps so we can get more oil from ourselves and also not have more refineries built.
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