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Discussion in '2007 Archive' started by Salty, Sep 25, 2007.
If you think that $2.96 per gallon is high as an average US price for petrol (sorry, gasoline ), let me say that the average per gallon here is about £3.42, that's about $6.90.
Does the high price of petrol make a difference in the way you dirve? i.e. do you group trips together to save fuel where if petrol were cheaper would you make more trips?
I know - I bought petrol yesterday and with the new weak dollar, converted from litre to US gallon and euro to dollar I paid - $6.03 a gallon.
Kinda hard to feel sorry for you folks
Right now the price is about 1.14 euro (1.60 US) per litre - only about 50 euro cent (70 US cents) of that is for petrol - the rest is taxes. I don't know about the tax percentage in the UK, but I would guess it is even higher.
The UK is a small country.
Not as small as Ireland - that doesn't make it any cheaper to drive to work
We are encouraged to "car share" if we make the same journey regularly. I don't think that with all the emissions from the exhaust, it would be very responsible to say yes, I would drive further if petrol were cheaper. And bear in mind that the comparatively high cost of petrol here is no new thing. We have for decades paid high taxes and duty on it. The web site: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/in_depth/world/2000/world_fuel_crisis/933648.stm says:
The price of fuel in the UK is a complicated business and it changes month to month as the cost of crude oil rises and falls with international demand.
British drivers also pay two taxes on the petrol they buy at the pump: Fuel Duty and VAT. Of these, fuel duty remains by far the most significant - and remains the most controversial.
If a litre of unleaded petrol costs 85 pence, 21.7 pence will be the production costs and profit, around 51 pence will be duty and 12.5 pence will be VAT (Value Added Tax) on top of all that.
Of course it does. If you don't have as far to go (not just to work but anywhere), it doesn't take as much fuel.
How many miles do you drive to work?
The gas prices severly limit my travel.
I work at home - however just because a country is bigger doesn't mean you drive farther.
Many Irish drive 60-70 miles a day round trip spending 3 1/2 - 4 hours a day in their cars.
Are you saying that Americans - because the country is bigger - have to drive 150 miles a day round trip to work and back?
I spent most of my life in America - Irish like Americans, tend to live somewhat close to work. I drive the same distance to church and the grocery store as I did in the States.
The size of country has little to do with how much petrol you use, unless you are on holiday. Do you really think because a country is small you don't have to drive as far to work, the supermarket, or church?
We'll just have to agree to disagree on that. I suppose there may be some way to prove it one way or the other, but I don't think it's really worth the effort.
BTW I don't think we expect much sympathy from anyone.
Not to change the subject (though I think I can beacue I started the OP) : I submit this question to our friends on the other side of the pond (s) is there products that is cheaper for you to buy then it might here in the States?
When you answer I will be able to :sleeping_2: :sleeping_2: :sleeping_2:
LOL (sorry, not disrespectfully ) I honestly can't think of anything cheaper here than there, especially since I am paid in dollars.
To be fair, wages tend to be higher here for the average worker, but it is not enough to offset the cost of fuel.
Very little is cheaper here, except maybe some kinds of raw fish! In fact, most things cost twice as much. Japan is one of the most expensive countries in the world.
Gas is about 130 yen/liter here right now, self serve. That comes out to about $4.50 per gallon.
I know why it's more expensive outside the US...you guys pay for petrol, we pay for gasoline. Petrol sounds more expensive...
sorry..not worth posting
Is it time to send an extra love offering to our missionaries?raying:
If went to a garage and asked for gas they would try to find a place to put propane in the car .
:laugh: :laugh: Same here, only they would pronouce it "gaasu."
Salty's taking up an offering, folks! I move that C4K gets it--he has more kids.