98 cents per gal !!! Try 3.00 UK (almost 6 dollars !!!!!!) which works
out a little less 'cause a US gal is smaller than a UK gal.
Enjoy it while you can.
In message <email@example.com>, Rick Morrison
> just to put my tuppence worth in the pot, I filled up with 93 octane
>yesterday and paid the princly sum of $.98 per for the stuff.
> One thing to remember, the actual cost of gasoline is pretty much the
>same world wide. The disparity is price is more of function of taxes, and
>taxes, and more taxes.
>The more levels of government, the greater the taxes on gasoline, and the
>amount of each level of tax is inversely proportional to the degree of
>citizen input into the taxing structure, and directly proportional to the
>input of the anti-car contingent.
>Rant mode off
>On Tue, 28 Jul 1998 05:48:41 -0500 "Harlan Jillson"
>> Most of us in the States don't have it quite as good as John does
>>in Georgia. Currently regular unleaded is running $1.02 to $1.10 in
>>the Houston Tx. area, with some discount stations around $0.98. In
>>California the prices are quite a bit higher. There are fairly
>>differences from State to State, depending on local SMOG rules and
>>distances to refineries etc. Some States are still selling leaded
>>regular while others are strickly unleaded only. Then there is the
>>fuel/road tax added in, which in Texas amounts to about $0.39 per
>>gallon, of course you probably don't know anything about taxes in
>>the UK ;-) ( tounge firmly planted).
>>From: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
>>To: Jethogger@aol.com <Jethogger@aol.com>
>>Cc: firstname.lastname@example.org <email@example.com>
>>Date: Tuesday, July 28, 1998 1:15 AM
>>Subject: Re: Smog Woes (part one)
>>> Hello Pat. And regular gas is only
>>> $.79 a gallon.
>>> John Flintstone, ga.
>>WHAT!!!! Petrol at only 49p a gallon!!!! ( 1 = $1.60) No wonder the
>>States can run such huge cars!! In the UK we pay the equivalent of 3
>>gallon, ( unleaded,) which equates to $4.80........though here in
>>Blighty we are cursed by the EEC, and leadfree petrol is sold at 69p a
>>litre. ( US gallon is a bit smaller than a UK one.)
>>Now you know why my wife & I run a '89 MG Metro, ( at 50mpg on a run.)