My folks live in Maine, a bit further from the "pipeline" than I. Gas is
ALWAYS cheaper in their town!! And it is a tourist area, go figure...
Ross Overcash,74B,NAMGBR 1172
> -----Original Message-----
> From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]On
> Behalf Of Max Heim
> Sent: Tuesday, August 10, 1999 3:40 PM
> To: mg's
> 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 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
> >Ayer, MA
> >> -----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?
> >> 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.