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Old 10-04-2012, 03:48 PM   #81
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Wow.

The price really skyrocketed in 2000.

What happened that year?
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Old 10-04-2012, 03:58 PM   #82
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Everyone who is comparing euro prices to America please, just stop. Gas is more or less fungible. It goes for what it is worth. The gas itself costs the same in America or Europe (transportation costs aside). The difference in prices is mostly due to taxes implemented by your governments. The federal government gets 18.4 cents per gallon of regular gas in the US (24.4 per gallon of diesel). On top of that, states add their own gas taxes. On average, state and local taxes add 30.5 cents to gasoline and 29.4 cents to diesel, for a total US average fuel tax of 48.9 cents per gallon for gas and 53.8 cents per gallon for diesel.

The taxes in Europe are much higher. http://goeurope.about.com/od/transpo...gas_prices.htm

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Make no mistake: the price of the raw gas is about the same as the U.S., but Europe taxes gasoline at a higher rate. At the moment, taxes in France make up about 70 percent of the pump price. For comparison, the U.S. federal gasoline tax of of 2005 was 18.4 cents per gallon, with each State adding between 10 and 33 cents of tax, according to Widipedia. That makes the maximum gasoline tax rate 17% in the U.S.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:06 PM   #83
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:29 PM   #84
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At least I got $4.16 to use for groceries.

You guys in USA shouldn't complain. I paid $74 almost for roughly the same amount of fuel and our loonie is much stronger than your useless greenback.

Gas in my province is the cheapest compared to anywhere else in Canada because there is no PST tax here.
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:33 PM   #85
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At least I got $4.16 to use for groceries.

You guys in USA shouldn't complain. I paid $74 almost for roughly the same amount of fuel and our loonie is much stronger than your useless greenback. ......
....loonie = $1.02 USD.
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:03 PM   #86
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At least I got $4.16 to use for groceries.

You guys in USA shouldn't complain. I paid $74 almost for roughly the same amount of fuel and our loonie is much stronger than your useless greenback.

Gas in my province is the cheapest compared to anywhere else in Canada because there is no PST tax here.
Stay jelly of our freedoms

And I find it hilarious that gas from Canada is cheaper here than it is over there
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Old 10-04-2012, 05:06 PM   #87
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:51 PM   #88
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Just saw $4.95 in Glendale. Its literally jumping 10-20 cents a day. Sometimes twice a day here in the last week.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:33 AM   #89
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4.89 in sf.. you can get a pack of cigs for less.
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:44 AM   #90
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:46 AM   #91
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Old 10-05-2012, 01:46 AM   #92
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Everyone who is comparing euro prices to America please, just stop. Gas is more or less fungible. It goes for what it is worth. The gas itself costs the same in America or Europe (transportation costs aside). The difference in prices is mostly due to taxes implemented by your governments. The federal government gets 18.4 cents per gallon of regular gas in the US (24.4 per gallon of diesel). On top of that, states add their own gas taxes. On average, state and local taxes add 30.5 cents to gasoline and 29.4 cents to diesel, for a total US average fuel tax of 48.9 cents per gallon for gas and 53.8 cents per gallon for diesel.

The taxes in Europe are much higher. http://goeurope.about.com/od/transpo...gas_prices.htm



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Believe me we know its the taxes that make the petrol expensive here. That´s of little importance though isn´t it? It´s still bloody expensive to fill up the car, regardless of where the money ends up.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:37 AM   #93
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Everyone who is comparing euro prices to America please, just stop. Gas is more or less fungible. It goes for what it is worth. The gas itself costs the same in America or Europe (transportation costs aside). The difference in prices is mostly due to taxes implemented by your governments. The federal government gets 18.4 cents per gallon of regular gas in the US (24.4 per gallon of diesel). On top of that, states add their own gas taxes. On average, state and local taxes add 30.5 cents to gasoline and 29.4 cents to diesel, for a total US average fuel tax of 48.9 cents per gallon for gas and 53.8 cents per gallon for diesel.

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At least they have good roads over there.
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Old 10-05-2012, 02:55 AM   #94
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I haven't been to a gas pump in 3 weeks, maybe more. It's nice for my wallet.

Not even sure what became of the prices since then.
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Old 10-05-2012, 06:52 AM   #95
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:48 AM   #96
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Does anyone else not really pay attention to minor changes in gas prices? By minor I mean give or take $1.00. I have to fill up regardless of the price because I have to go to work, and go to the store, etc. Complaining about a $0.15 rise in a day or two does absolutely nothing, lol.
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:41 AM   #97
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Just saw $4.95 in Glendale. Its literally jumping 10-20 cents a day. Sometimes twice a day here in the last week.
Just in time for the election.

What a coincidence!
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Old 10-05-2012, 10:44 AM   #98
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At least I got $4.16 to use for groceries.

You guys in USA shouldn't complain. I paid $74 almost for roughly the same amount of fuel and our loonie is much stronger than your useless greenback.

Gas in my province is the cheapest compared to anywhere else in Canada because there is no PST tax here.
Your loonie is equal to the USD, sometimes its a couple of cents more, sometimes less.
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Old 10-05-2012, 12:49 PM   #99
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Does anyone else not really pay attention to minor changes in gas prices? By minor I mean give or take $1.00. I have to fill up regardless of the price because I have to go to work, and go to the store, etc. Complaining about a $0.15 rise in a day or two does absolutely nothing, lol.
yup, I agree. It is what it is, and we are addicted to it so people will have to pay the price they charge, or else what.. we won't go to work? school?
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Old 10-05-2012, 07:31 PM   #100
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Gas prices is $4.89 and climbing for super unlead here in the SF Bay Area.

Anyway, if you can afford to drive a BMW, you can afford a extra $50 or so a month in gas. If it's enough to effect you, then you really shouldn't be in a e46.

As for those of you in Canada or Europe who say we here in the US get "CHEAP GAS", we really don't when you think about it. You guys all get UNIVERSAL HEALTHCARE and pay chump change for it every month. We don't have universal health care in the United States. Try buying it on your own or try buying it with a current health problem and it will be enough for you to think $10 gas is cheap as long as you have universal health care.
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