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03/20/2005 12:20:10 AM · #51
I'm curious, for all non-U.S. folks, do you know the percentage of your gasoline price that's attributable to taxes? In the U.S. taxes account for about 50 cents per gallon, on average, although it varies widely depending on state. Here's the most up-to-date information I could find on this topic: State Motor Fuel Excise Tax Rates
03/20/2005 12:23:36 AM · #52
Another thing I'm curious about for non-U.S. folks is how much driving you do, on average, in a day. In the U.S., it's routine for people to drive several hours/many miles commuting to and from work.
03/20/2005 12:30:03 AM · #53
Yeah...I personally drive 70 miles 5 days a week to my job....I can't imagine if I had to pay $7+ per gallon....
03/20/2005 01:06:46 AM · #54
I guess we all just need to figure out how to make more money, because these prices may fall a little here and a little there, but only after a jump here and a bigger jump there.
03/20/2005 01:31:58 AM · #55
I live in Northern California, and our prices are about the same as the posting from Chicago.
$2.49
$2.59
$2.69

Our Diesel is at $2.59! YIKES! All the logging trucks and such are going to be complaining loudly soon.
03/20/2005 01:35:00 AM · #56
Originally posted by Judith Polakoff:

Another thing I'm curious about for non-U.S. folks is how much driving you do, on average, in a day. In the U.S., it's routine for people to drive several hours/many miles commuting to and from work.


My office is only 10Km from home. But I drive to our customers around 3 days a week. Between 150 and 300Km a day. My company pays my diesel also for private kilometers. Here in holland about 95 euro cents for a liter of diesel. (My Golf TDI uses about 4.5-5 liter on 100Km)
03/20/2005 01:39:33 AM · #57
You think a one day boycott of not buying gasoline is going to do anything? Ha. You've all become such consumers. The CEOs are all laughing their way to the banks. Why does it take higher gasoline prices to make you want to take any action? There are other reasons to reduce your consumption of oil and oil products, such as, health reasons, environmental reasons, human rights reasons. Get off your duffs and start walking, biking, taking mass transit, etc. You need to permanently reduce oil consumption to make a dent in the market.
03/20/2005 01:40:06 AM · #58
In town (Wisconsin) it's about $2.14, if I drive a half hour into Iowa it's only $2.04
03/20/2005 01:41:06 AM · #59
i am not good at maths, so if my fuel is $1.06 per litre here, what does that make it in the US per gallon. I can never work these things out.
Lisa
03/20/2005 01:42:48 AM · #60
Originally posted by colyla:

Originally posted by jonr:

Everybody in the US: STFU over gas prices:
I pay $6.4 per gallon. And that is lower than it seems because of the weak dollar! (I even did the conversion for you!)


I think that was a little uncalled for. No need to be ugly.


I thought it was funny as h__l. <g>
03/20/2005 01:43:59 AM · #61
Originally posted by Travis99:

I think we should start a protest were everyone in the world did not buy gas for 5 days, that would drop prices to about 70 cents a gallon. Lets get it started. Someone pich a date this summer, post it on your website email msn, tell your local news station. I'm sick of paying this much for gas.

Travis


LOL, I only fill my tank every TWO weeks. <g>
03/20/2005 02:22:57 AM · #62
Fuel cell cars (hydrogen), here we come, only not soon enough!
03/20/2005 04:07:04 AM · #63
anywhere from $2.05 - $2.40 here in Westchester, NY.

Steph

Message edited by author 2005-03-20 04:09:18.
03/20/2005 04:19:27 AM · #64
Premium is running about $2.35/gal around DC.

There are serious problems with fuel cell/hydrogen cars. Unless there are some serious breakthroughs- and quick - don't expect them to ever pan out as a mass-market solution.

Also don't expect prices of gas to come down again. Ever. At least not significantly (a few cents here and there). Our european friends aren't impacted nearly as much by higher gas prices because so much more of the total bill for them (much higher percentage) is taxes. There's less of a % hit than us in the US. They also have a public transport infrastructure light years ahead of the US.

Our current peak is due to a lack of processing capacity, not a lack of supply. Although that will come some day, too. Want to read something scary? Google "Peak Oil". It's not a question of "if" but a question of "when". Only read up on the effects of Peak Oil if you're prepared for a shock to what you thought the future held...

Oil isn't dead yet, but cheap oil is pretty much gone forever, barring the (very unlikely) discovery of new huge untapped sources the likes of those under Saudi and Iraq... which would only put off the inevitable for a while. Might just buy enough time, though. Demand is going up and will jump considerably as China and India grow in the next 20 years. I think our current rate is about 80mil barrel/day... Expect it to just to about 120mil/day in the next 10-15 years.

Maybe there's a solution to our problems around the corner, but it's not looking good at the moment.

Silver lining? Maybe people will stop buying wasteful 8mpg SUVs and get a clue. Maybe the automakers will build those fuel-efficient engines they know they could. Maybe US fuel efficiency averages will get better than they were in the mid-70's (as a country, our cars aren't any more efficient than they were back then)... We can hope.
03/20/2005 04:23:13 AM · #65
Originally posted by Judith Polakoff:

I'm curious, for all non-U.S. folks, do you know the percentage of your gasoline price that's attributable to taxes?

It varies, but it's the vast majority of the price (figures around 80% spring to mind but that might be off either way by 10% or so).

That probably explains (at least partly) why, for example, the per capita oil consumption in the US is more than double the UK. It also explains why you'll find non-U.S. folks poking fun at U.S. folks complaining that they have to pay over $2 per gallon - it really is a tiny amount compared to the rest of the world.
03/20/2005 04:33:21 AM · #66
Originally posted by colyla:

Originally posted by Philos31:

What?
I wish I lived in the USA, I pay Euro 1,40/LITER!!!
So that would be $7.05/gallon


Goodness! If I had to pay that much I couldn't afford to commuteto work! How do you make it?


Don't know about Philos, but I bike to work. More people should do that: I have too many overweight colleagues driving to work who live just as close as I do. Not to mention smog and pollution problems around here.
03/20/2005 08:43:31 AM · #67
Do they have the getgo (giant eagle) thing everywhere? For every $50 you spend at giant eagle, you get $.10 off per gallon at getgo. Last weekend, when I filled up, I got my gas at $1.29 per gallon hahahah.

Just curious if that's everywhere in the US or what?
03/20/2005 08:57:51 AM · #68
It's about $2.15-2.20/gal for the cheap stuff, or at least it was on Friday night, which is the last time I was out. That's not horrible yet for my area. I remember when I first moved here (S. Oregon coast) from Wyoming, I was shocked to see prices at $1.40+/gal when I had come from an area where it was pretty much always under $1... that was pretty obviously a few years ago, though, in '99. I can't believe I'm unfazed by prices over $2 now. I just hope they stay in the $2.xx range... I may have to skip a trip I had planned to Big Sur.

I don't know how people with drastically higher prices can afford to travel in cars at all...
03/20/2005 09:01:38 AM · #69
£0.829/litre is a fairly common price over here in London, which works out at ... $6.40/gallon, or there abouts. And you wonder why Europeans have small cars! :o)

Message edited by author 2005-03-20 09:01:45.
03/20/2005 09:20:33 AM · #70
Originally posted by TLL061:


Shell............................. 205,742,000 barrels

Chevron/Texaco......... 144,332,000 barrels
Exxon /Mobil............... 130,082,000 barrels
Marathon/S! peedway... 117,740,000 barrels
Amoco............................62,231,000 barrels

Here are some large companies that do not import Middle Eastern oil:
Citgo.......................0 barrels
Sunoco...................0 barrels
Conoco...................0 barrels
Sinclair....................0 barrels
BP/Phillips..............0 barrels
Hess........................0 barrels


In Michigan, Amoco and BP are the same station. Both logos on the pump. So do they import Saudi oil or not?
03/20/2005 09:37:05 AM · #71
actually, if you follow my link on the last post on page 2, you'll get a page that puts this myth to shame.

I talked to a buddy who works for the oil industry -- and he said that they just get oil in and there's no way to tell where it's coming from -- they all come from different pipes into one. Everyone might pay a certain amount or whatever to a certain place for X amount of oil, but no one really knows what they're getting.
03/20/2005 10:08:44 AM · #72
if it were 5 times the money maybe more people would think about the fuel economy of their vehicles. maybe more devoted research would go into alternative sources of fuel. maybe the oil supply could be salvaged for more important things than scooting around from here to there for no particular reason.

sorry - i get sick of people complaining about fuel prices, and yet driving enormous vehicles like humvees, and SUV's. i get sick of the oil industry and government bickering over the price of a barrel for the mere fact of how much profit party A and B are going to pull. i get sick of the industry shelving inventions that would make vehicles more efficient because they are afraid of losing money. i am fed up with the money hungry slobs waiting until an issue is dire before doing anything about it. we will spend billions on a war to save a few pennies per barrel of oil. makes me want to puke...

look around your desk, count all the things that have plastic in them... when the oil is gone - all those things will be as well.


03/20/2005 10:43:46 AM · #73
Now start a thread and ask how many miles per gallon you sled gets.
03/20/2005 10:53:58 AM · #74
about 33 miles per gallon - i drive less than 10 miles a day - generally.

ford escort wagon - 1.9 litre - 4 cylinder.


03/20/2005 11:01:35 AM · #75
Originally posted by soup:

if it were 5 times the money maybe more people would think about the fuel economy of their vehicles. maybe more devoted research would go into alternative sources of fuel. maybe the oil supply could be salvaged for more important things than scooting around from here to there for no particular reason.

sorry - i get sick of people complaining about fuel prices, and yet driving enormous vehicles like humvees, and SUV's. i get sick of the oil industry and government bickering over the price of a barrel for the mere fact of how much profit party A and B are going to pull. i get sick of the industry shelving inventions that would make vehicles more efficient because they are afraid of losing money. i am fed up with the money hungry slobs waiting until an issue is dire before doing anything about it. we will spend billions on a war to save a few pennies per barrel of oil. makes me want to puke...


Amen to that!
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