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Petrol Prices Go Up Again.
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Post 1 made on Thursday April 27, 2006 at 01:15
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Curious, What are other Petrol Prices around the world? Where i am petrol has gone up about 17c in the last 2 weeks it is now at 1.709 for 91 unleaded. Is there really that much of a shortage?
Post 2 made on Thursday April 27, 2006 at 05:05
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If the price you've quoted is per gallon, methinks you ought to consider yourself extremely lucky. I've just done a few quick back of the envelope calculations (taking into account the differences in UK/US gallons and exchange rates) and I reckon that over here you'd be paying a couple of cents short of $6.50 for a US gallon and almost $7.80 for the UK variety.
Post 3 made on Thursday April 27, 2006 at 07:49
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Over the years i have seen many guys from the USA post about rising gas prices.

Ever wondered why a lot of europeans drive around in funny little cars? Gas price! we just cant afford to run the big gas guzzlers a large amount of ordinary USA citizens drive.
I have noticed a slow shift to more gas economical cars i see on USA TV programmes

Here in the UK it is a bit of Bling to drive around in a big Range Rover as you must be loaded to drive one.
Post 4 made on Thursday April 27, 2006 at 16:25
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Have any of you guys read any about "peak oil"? If so, what are your thoughts on it? If not, google "peak oil" and do some reading.
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Post 5 made on Thursday April 27, 2006 at 23:21
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Unfortunately it's not just the oil companies that make more; many governments make huge windfalls on oil price rises. So they have a vested interest in keep the price high. In Aust we have two taxes on our petrol - a government excise (fixed) and a services tax (10% on top). The services tax income has been increasing proportionally to the oil price rise
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Post 6 made on Friday April 28, 2006 at 15:00
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On April 27, 2006 at 23:21, Damik said...
Unfortunately it's not just the oil companies
that make more; many governments make huge windfalls
on oil price rises. So they have a vested interest
in keep the price high. In Aust we have two taxes
on our petrol - a government excise (fixed) and
a services tax (10% on top). The services tax
income has been increasing proportionally to the
oil price rise

Hey Damik, doesn't it (the taxes) total out at about 60% of the price that we're paying?
Post 7 made on Sunday April 30, 2006 at 03:09
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You might as well get used to it!

I don't see any changes coming soon(other than higher prices!)
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Post 8 made on Monday May 1, 2006 at 20:13
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On April 28, 2006 at 15:00, Oz AVI said...
Hey Damik, doesn't it (the taxes) total out at
about 60% of the price that we're paying?

Depending on the State you live in taxes average about 50% - lower than the UK - only 'cause our excise is now fixed.
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Post 9 made on Sunday June 18, 2006 at 07:32
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i liive in sydney australia we now pay $1.44 per litre of 91 unleaded and $1.56 for decent fuel so i dont think you should complain

that would be $6.04 per gallon
Post 10 made on Monday June 19, 2006 at 17:04
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$3.35 downtown $3.05G still in the city.

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Post 11 made on Monday June 19, 2006 at 18:24
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It's about $2.78 in Jacksonville Florida.
Post 12 made on Monday June 19, 2006 at 18:28
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$7.70 Denton UK
Post 13 made on Tuesday June 20, 2006 at 12:01
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e-85 in stickney township 2.45 gallon
e-85 in willow springs 2.95 gallon
e-85 in palos heights 2.95 gallon
regular unleaded in summit 3.09 gallon
regular in chicago by my house 3.19 gallon

thank god my truck runs on e-85 and stickney gas station is 1 mile from my house. i save about 10 cents a gallon with lost milage using e-85 at 2.45,

plus i go thru $200 a week in gas for my truck. that many less gallons and $ to support those assholes in the middle east, venezuela etc. i'd rather put corn in the tank than oil.

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Post 14 made on Tuesday June 20, 2006 at 14:09
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to bad we can't make enough of it
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Post 15 made on Tuesday June 20, 2006 at 15:36
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Sounds wonderful, but there are drawbacks.


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