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Re: Why does oil cost so much in the UK?

Subject: Re: Why does oil cost so much in the UK?
From: Jeff Boatright <>
Date: Thu, 31 Aug 2000 18:53:17 -0400
During Desert Shield, several media outlets reported that fuel in the 
US actually would cost over $8/gal if you figured in the tax dollars 
that went into keeping the oil flowing from the Middle East. Note 
that this was before the shooting war started. I've often wondered 
how much truth was in that number. Clearly some portion of the US 
military budget and other federal international efforts budgets are 
aimed at this outcome. Of course, the problem in the UK and elsewhere 
is that not only do you pay high taxes at the pump, but you pay high 
income taxes and high VAT and high...

Jeffrey H. Boatright, PhD
Assistant Professor, Emory Eye Center, Atlanta, GA, USA
Senior Editor, Molecular Vision,

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