Premium for me, in Detroit area is $1.45/gal. Isn't amazing that when the
gas prices were dropping it seemed as though there was a story every week
that it had dropped another penny or 2, yet when they go the other way there
isn't time for more than one story before they are at their highest levels
in 2 years!
'86 4000CS Quattro
----- Original Message -----
From: Max Heim <email@example.com>
To: mg's <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 3:40 PM
Subject: RE: Petrol rip off
> 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
> >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
> >gouge us. Yes gas (as well as fuel oil and diesel) prices rise based on
> >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
> >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
> >Ayer, MA
> >> -----Original Message-----
> >> From: email@example.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]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
> >> 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 our prices compare well or badly compared to yours?
> >> CUL6R,
> >> John [Scotty} Scott,
> >> Paying heaps for petrol in, Adelaide, South Australia.
> Max Heim
> '66 MGB GHN3L76149
> If you're near Mountain View, CA,
> it's the red one with the silver bootlid.