I thought I might take a quick snapshot of the ever-mounting cost of fuel around the world, courtesy of the wide geographic membership of the board. In Australia we are being bombarded by our Federal Government with taxes, levies and an absurd phenomenom called 'parity pricing', not to mention a good deal of price fixing by the oil companies.
Much as I would like to say 'Jri govno i zdohni' to 'em all (if you are Russian, and understand that - sorry), I am interested to know just what a tank of fuel costs you, the gentle reader.
Because the US brethren are still working on the largely obsolete imperial measurement system
and the rest of the entire civilised world is metric, here are the conversion rates:
1 US gallon = 3.79 litres
1 UK gallon = 4.54 litres
1 litre = 1 litre (sooooo much simpler..)
In northern New South Wales - Australia, as at 11 October 2005, prices were:
98 Octane - Shell Optimax - $1.24 / litre = $4.70 US gallon
91 Octane - Shell Unleaded - $1.14 / litre
Highest price seen last 30 days:
$1.58 / litre Shell Optimax = $5.98 US gallon
$1.49 / litre Shell Unleaded
If this can run for a week or so, it will provide an interesting comparison (and I suspect, uncover a few nasty truths) about the cost of fuel. Try and stick to the above octane ratings, and if you can handle a calculator, do the conversion to litres and US gallons to provide a reference.
Watching with interest
Carool NSW Australia