Well, they are overcharging us (relatively) in the SF Bay area -- I paid
$1.89/gal for Premium this week and I've seen it at $1.98. And we
actually have refineries here. It's galling to think they can refine it
and ship it to places like Seattle and Boise and then charge LESS for it.
j r overcash had this to say:
>Compared to the rest of the world Gasoline in the US is cheap. I paid
>$1.21/ gallon of regular yesterday. there are something like 3.6 liters to
>a US Gallon so using round figures we pay only $0.30 US/liter. Most
>Americans think this is horrible and that the oil companies are allowed to
>gouge us. Yes gas (as well as fuel oil and diesel) prices rise based on the
>current cost of oil, even if the oil used to produce the end product was
>purchased at the cheaper rate! I guess we al should have purchased stock in
>the oil companies years ago, before OPEC!! We pay plenty of taxes too,
>Federal, State, even local taxes in some places! I think I pay at least
>$0.40/gallon in state taxes alone (last time it was posted at the pump)!!
>Ross Overcash,74B,NAMGBR 1172
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
>> Behalf Of Scotty
>> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 5:17 AM
>> To: mg's
>> Subject: Petrol rip off
>> Fellow listers,
>> the price of petrol in Oz jumped to 77.9
>> cents per
>> litre, because our petrol companies charge the 'going world rate' even if
>> the stuff is our own.
>> State & Federal Taxes= 43.4 CPL 56% of the total,
>> Oil Company Revenue= 32.0 CPL 41% of the total,
>> Dealer margin = 02.5 CPL 3.o% of the total.
>> Total 77.9 CPL 100%
>> I used to fill up my Holden Commodore for $53.78 in July, in
>> August I get to
>> pay $59.25, whoopee lucky eh?
>> If I sound a bit exasperated it's because I bloody well am! Sorry
>> if I have
>> offended any one, but paying taxes is low on my list of fun things to do.
>> Do our prices compare well or badly compared to yours?
>> John [Scotty} Scott,
>> Paying heaps for petrol in, Adelaide, South Australia.
'66 MGB GHN3L76149
If you're near Mountain View, CA,
it's the red one with the silver bootlid.