Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Pony-Up at the Pump

Posted by Picasa Yesterday's photo of the castaway flying red horse gas station sign from my youth reminded me of current times. I took this shot at sundown in Seattle's University District.

LEAVE YOUR COMMENT: So, here is a global survey: what is the price per gallon/liter of gas/petrol where you are? (Please state your city, country, current pump price for unleaded regular gas, and indicate your country's currency, i.e., Euros, Canadian $$, US $$, Japanese Yen, Mexican Pesos, etc. . .)

I've heard Americans bellyache for years about the price of gas, yet I know Europeans have been paying twice the price and more. In a time of record profits for oil companies, I'm curious to know the going rate for gas at the pump in different regions of the world.


30 comments:

luggi said...

It's about the same here in L.A.

(I've read that Europeans don't pay more for the gallon per se, but the taxes that are added on, which help pay for public transport.)

Susan said...

Interesting. I just filled up today and was wondering how much everyone was paying.

I payed $2.91 at a Shell on the Eastside. I wonder why it's so much more on your side of the bridge?

Ame said...

Hi Kim! Oooo, love surveys! OK,let's see...$2.99 for 87 octane, Santa Clara, CA, USA (and that would be in good ol' American Dollars!) :-)

Lachezar said...

1.669 New Zealand Dollars, that's about 1.07 US

Regards

Meg Nakagawa said...

Today NZ$1.619, yesterday NZ$1.669 per litter, 91 Octane, Nelson, New Zealand. How are we doing compared to everybody else?

John said...

MELBOURNE : $1.27 per litre ( unleaded )... not long ago it was just $0.70 cents a litre! It has been as high as $1.44 recently.

Kuanyin said...

Checking in from Maui & waileadailyphoto, our gas price over here is around $3.60! Ughhh!

Gerald England said...

Here in the north-west of England the price is just under one pound sterling per litre. Deisel used to be a bit cheaper than petrol but now there seems to be not much difference.

Neorelix said...

Cambridge - it's around £1 a litre, equivalent at today's exchange rate to US$7.05 per US gallon. And sadly the taxes certainly don't go towards public transport here in England luggi :(

Kate said...

$2.75 USD here in St. Paul, MN. We all need to drive smaller autos (or scooters :>)--dislike SUV's with a passion!

Nuno said...

In Portugal it's around 1,4€/liter and going up every week.

Carol said...

In Chattanooga, it's $2.42 US. It's gone down from $2.72 in the past 2 weeks. But we traveled to middle Tennessee (Chattanooga in is the eastern part) this weekend to bring my son to college and gas was still $2.72.

Passante said...

I paid $2.88 (US) per gallon yesterday at a discount gas station in Northern Virginia/Washington DC area.

J. Andrew Lockhart said...

$2.62 in Van Buren, Arkansas. We're lucky!

Marie McC said...

$2.97 a gallon last time I filled up in Alexandria VA a few days ago.

Sarah said...

I filled up this morning, $2.70 in San Antonio, Texas.

Robert said...

I paid $0.90/Liter Can$. With the current exchange rate that works out to $3.91/US Gallon. At today's prices, that's the lowest it's been in months. We have paid over $5.00 at peak prices. $3.00 a gallon looks pretty cheap to me.

jenni said...

I don't actually own a car here in DC ( we rely on the metro, our feet, or http://www.zipcar.com/ which is a car share in which gas is included, so I don't pay much mind to the gas prices. I did see on the news that they are supposed to be going down for Labor day... I think it's around $2.90-$3.08... Nice photo effect, Kim! And I love this kind of group involvement! =)

Chris said...

1,34 for 1 liter of Super 95
1,4 for 1 liter of Super 98

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10 cents of euro more than last year, and 20 more than 2 years ago :(

chris.h. said...

96.9pence per litre--which is about a £1.

Liz said...

here in Parma (italy) at the moment is 1.40Euro per liter. :-(

Anonymous said...

When I filled up about 5 days ago I paid $2.78. I live in Albuquerque, NM.

Helen said...

I don't know why that comment came up anonymous. It was from me.

When I filled up about 5 days ago I paid $2.78. I live in Albuquerque, NM.

Jazzy said...

Petrol in Bosnia at this very moment is 2.05 KM and converted in Euros comes to €1.

Great shot.

Geologychick said...

Long Beach, California checking in at $3.06 at Union 76 station down the street from my house. Love your pictures of Seattle!

Felicia said...

Hi Kim, San Diego, California is ranging between US $2.98 - $3.10. There are six gas stations along one street I take to get to work and I compare prices and pick the cheapest one when it is time to fill up!

Candice & Megan said...

Sorry I'm a little late on this Kim, but the cheapest gas I've seen here in Houston is $2.44/gallon at a brand new Valero station about 15 minutes from my house. I am actually going to go fill up today!

Great survey!

Kala said...

Sorry, I have not been able to visit earlier but gas her is about $3.19 for regular and 10 cents more for more for the middle one and 20 cents more for the supreme =)
On the outer islands its even more expensive - price fixing!

Chad Oneil said...

Very cool selective focus effect on that painful price!

Zsolt72 said...

In Hungary we pay (today) like 270 Hungarian Forint for one liter. This is around 1 Euro. Two weeks ago the price was 300 HUF lets say its very hectic lately.