Pain at the pump
The next time you start to whinge about the rising prices of gas at your local gas station, think for a moment of the Brits.
Fuel prices are currently running £1.50 per litre of petrol (translation: gas) as fuel shortages are hitting the U.K. hard in the run up to Easter.
£1.50 per litre? What’s that in real money?
Well, one litre is equal to .26 U.S. gallons so we’re talking about roughly £6 per gallon. At the current exchange rate, that is an exchange of $9.50 a gallon. To fill a mid-size car with a 16-gallon tank, that’s $152!
By comparison, gas prices in the U.S. are averaging about $3.92 per gallon.
I guess the message is that gas prices here are bad, but not that bad.
Posted on 4, April 2012, in British, News and tagged Britain, gas prices, petrol. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.
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