Friday, July 23, 2010
Just Some Info about Gas Prices Everyone should know!
Im normally not into posting politcal stuff but these prices are crazy and make you think! Also makes you think about the specific areas that have such low gas prices and why we are over there.
(Article cited from Boondocksbootleg.com)
$43.52: That's what Americans now pay, on average, to fill a midsize car's 16-gallon tank, with prices for unleaded regular gasoline at $2.72 a gallon, according to AAA. All in all, it's been a relatively good summer for U.S. drivers as fuel costs continue to remain well below $3, even if they're still currently about 25 cents higher than a year ago.
And after Labor Day, Fred Rozell, director of Retail Pricing at the Oil Price Information Service (OPIS), sees prices retreating from summer levels. Because crude prices remain relatively steady and the economy looks like it's "going to be in malaise for quite some time," Rozell says, "I would suspect after the hurricane season you'll see prices decrease. I don't think they'll get as low as $2, but they could get down to around $2.20 or $2.30."
Still, whether costs dip or not, gasoline is a downright bargain for Americans compared to what many of our overseas neighbors pay. Even in the Western U.S., where gas prices are now running at nearly $3.50 a gallon, they'd still be the envy of many drivers in big cities across the globe.
Here's what a gallon of gas goes for in the 34 cities around the world that AIRINC surveyed: (As of June 30, 2010)
1. Asmara, Eritrea | $9.59
2. Oslo, Norway | $7.41
3. Copenhagen, Denmark | $6.89
4. Hong Kong | $6.87
5. Berlin, Germany, and Monaco, Monte Carlo | $6.82
6. London, U.K. | $6.60
7. Rome, Italy | $6.44
8. Paris, France | $6.04
9. Sao Paulo, Brazil | $5.69
10. Seoul, Korea | $5.55
11. Tokyo, Japan | $5.40
12. Singapore, Singapore | $4.81
13. Nairobi, Kenya | $4.31
14. Mumbai, India | $4.25
15. Santiago, Chile | $4.18
16. Johannesburg, South Africa | $4.05
17. Sydney, Australia | $3.84
18. Toronto, Canada | $3.81
19. Beijing, China | $3.71
20. Bangkok, Thailand | $3.64
21. Buenos Aires, Argentina | $3.58
22. Havana, Cuba | $3.64
23. Karachi, Pakistan | $3.02
24. New York, U.S. | $2.85
25. Moscow, Russia | $2.80
26. Mexico City, Mexico | $2.45
27. Lagos, Nigeria $1.62
28. Dubai City, United Arab Emirates $1.57
29. Cairo, Egypt | $1.17
30. Kuwait, City, Kuwait | 85 cents
31. Riyadh, Saudi Arabia | 45 cents
32. Tehran, Iran | 32 cents
33. Caracas, Venezuela | 6 cents