Field of Science

Cost of Gasoline (petrol)

Citizens of the USA are such terrible whiners about gasoline prices. What my fellow citizens don't seem to realize is that they have been enjoying subsidized gasoline pricing for as long as the Phactor has been driving and further, and that my friends and readers would take us back to $.26/gallon in the 1960s. This leads to practices like driving civilian versions of Hummers used only for grocery shopping (over 4 tons; ~10 mpg). Tropical botany takes you abroad so the Phactor is well aware of the cost of transportation fuel in many places, and this is not the time to relate the fights with bureaucratic accountants who did not want to reimburse the actual cost but the "out-of-state" (Lindolnland) cost, so like the research was done in Indiana in stead of Costa Rica or Thailand or Queensland. How much other people currently are paying for gasoline is largely unknown to people in the USA, so tell me, readers, what is the current price for gasoline where you are (location & price)? If you want to convert, there are 3.785 liters in a US Gallon. Leave a comment & the data will be summarized later in the week.


Anonymous said...

$3.56 to $3.68/gallon in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

Jenn said...

Man, I was hoping this question would bear fruit.


William M. Connolley said...

About £1.30 per liter in the UK.

Was this post just a test to see who was reading / would comment ;-?

The Phytophactor said...

Test? No. The Phactor wants data, but then didn't think about having to convert the currencies.