gas prices

Yesterday’s paper (, in German) suggests that the current gas price is connect to ‘s issues concerning atomic energy. Connected to availability, or something. I didn’t know that we will all run out of oil tomorrow if Iran stops producing. For me, this sounds just like another excuse for the oil monopoly from the Mid-East to raise prices.

The price per barrel (oil) is going straight on 80 USD currently, which got me thinking later on when I refueled for 1.29 EUR/litre two hours ago. Not like I follow prices really, but since I bitched about it just two one (?) week ago and since I did my 2k4-taxes last week too, I remember those bills that showed like 1.05 EUR/litre max and such numbers.

So, my question goes out to the fellow Metrobloggers from all over the world (and everyone else, of course): How much do you pay per litre of unleaded fuel? Just out of curiosity.

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7 Comments so far

  1. AIW (unregistered) on August 16th, 2005 @ 2:18 pm

    I live in Windsor, Ontario, Canada, directly across from Detroit, Michigan, USA.

    Yesterday morning it was $1.02

  2. terrible (unregistered) on August 16th, 2005 @ 2:39 pm

    I don’t own a car.

  3. Ian @ Philly Metblogs (unregistered) on August 16th, 2005 @ 3:07 pm

    After trying my math skills, and asking myself why don’t we, as Americans, change over to the metric system(I can probably figure out that answer…) it turns out that we only pay .66 cents per litre of unleaded in Philadelphia. Meanwhile Americans are having heart attacks at paying $2.50 a gallon, and they say it’s going to increase more. I remember 5-6 years ago when we paid $0.99 a gallon. So big deal, we will have to use smaller cars, ones that get better gas mileage. They, in America, are blaming Venezuala (their president hates us), bad weather, lack of refineries, and anything else that sounds good, for the price increases. Can it be that maybe we’ve been underpaying all this time?

  4. (unregistered) on August 16th, 2005 @ 10:23 pm

    Hi, Berlin!

    One gallon of gas in Detroit, Michigan, was between $2.66 and $2.79 (USD) yesterday. Using the google calculator you provided (you gotta love those people over at Google – they think of everything!), one liter of gas in USD is between $0.69 and $0.73, which, if my calculations are correct – and there is a certainly a chance they aren’t – is between 0.557 EUR and 0.589 EUR per litre.

    That is definitely lower than what you are paying per litre, but I do know that America’s gas taxes are only about a quarter of what they are in Europe, so I am guessing that each country’s tax rate on gas has a lot to do with the discrepancy, too.

  5. Krystal (unregistered) on August 24th, 2005 @ 2:20 pm

    I live in Australia. We are currently paying anywhere between $1.20 and $1.27 per litre for unleaded. Which is a LOT considering that, just 18 months ago, we were still on about 85-90c per litre.

    How sucky is that, especially on a student budget.

    Now, if the government would stop charging petrol stations 38c per litre in taxes…

  6. Richard (unregistered) on September 1st, 2005 @ 7:57 pm

    In Connecticut,I’ve seen 3.44 usd per gallon

  7. Ludichris (unregistered) on September 7th, 2005 @ 12:33 am

    Here in Chicago its at $3.29 per gallon and that is the cheapest gas in town. Cost $80.00USD to fill my Denali Up!! Downtown Chicago its at $4.15 per gallon! My step dad is involved with the production of the new alternative fuel E85. 85% ethanol and 15% 93 octane for a combined rating of 105octane! Request it at your gas stations! The closest station to me is 40 miles away but its worth the trip for $1.25 per gallon!! see

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