Apropos of Nothing

May 27, 2008

Gas Prices

Filed under: Newsworthy — aproposofnothing @ 10:21 pm

I’ve been bitching about the price of gas here on Long Island a lot lately (filled up today for $4.09), but after reading this article, I feel a smidgen better. $8.73 per gallon in Norway!

NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) — Despite daily headlines bemoaning record gas prices, the U.S. is actually one of the cheaper places to fill up in the world.

Out of 155 countries surveyed, U.S. gas prices were the 45th cheapest, according to a recent study from AIRINC, a research firm that tracks cost of living data.

The difference is staggering. As of late March, U.S. gas prices averaged $3.45 a gallon. That compares to over $8 a gallon across much of Europe.

The U.S. has always fought to keep gas prices low, and the current debate among presidential candidates on how to keep them that way has been fierce.

Most expensive places to buy gas

Rank Country Price/gal
1. Eritrea $9.58
2. Norway $8.73
3. United Kingdom $8.38
4. Netherlands $8.37
5. Monaco $8.31
6. Iceland $8.28
7. Belgium $8.22
8. France $8.07
9. Germany $7.86
10. Portugal $7.84
108. United States $3.45

Read the article here

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