Sunday, August 21, 2005

Gas is cheap!

I just got off the phone with my sister in Norway. We had a great conversation with topics ranging from world hunger to technology. During the conversation, for whatever reason, we ended up talking about the price of gas. My sister told me that the price for a gallon of gas in Norway is a whopping $6.27. That means; if you take your average SUV to Oslo, Norway, filled up your 50-gallon tank, you would have to fork out a small fortune of 313 dollars. Yes, you did read this correctly; three hundred and thirteen dollars! Do you think this is a driving factor in the market share of Hummers in Norway?

The only place I found that is more expensive than Oslo, Norway; is Amsterdam, Netherlands with a price of $6.48 per gallon. The cheapest price I found was in Venezuela where you only have to pay 12 cents per gallon. This would let you fill up your 50-gallon SUV tank for miserly 6 dollars. The main factor in price disparities between countries is government policy. Use your gasbuddy to find the best price in your area, and remember; “Gas is cheap!”


At 6:32 AM, Blogger mondegreen said...

I remember my father--no sworn enemy of the eternal combustion engine--telling me almost 20 years ago (when OPEC was crumbling) that we were living in a fool's paradise, in regard to petroleum prices. I get sick to my stomach when I think how we have squandered more than a generation in (not) preparing for our energy future.

You might have observed in your post--for the vast majority of Americans who have no clue--that Norway is petroleum-rich.


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