Gas Prices Going Up

On world news today, saw that gas may go up above 5 bucks a gal.

Got gas last night at $2.52 gal and happened to see tonight it is now

$2.69. May not be a prob for some of us but when you have to watch

every penny, it adds up faster then you think.

Still very cheap. In Europe the price for a gallon is around $7,65! :money_mouth_face:

I do some work for Murphy Oil. They have a chain of stations as well. They aren’t saying anything about significant price increase. I see the prices go up and down by a few cents everyday. The station near me is selling it at $2.40 when I filled up this morning. Same price when I passed by it the same night on the way home. It was $1.89 here just about a month or so ago.

Yes and I hope it not goes up that high. I drive an old truck and

a Jeep, they both like to sniff out the next fuel stop. Jeep does

stand for Just Empty Every Pocket.

When I lived in Alabama about 15 years ago gas prices were like $ 1,80/gallon (regular unleaded). Coming back to Germany I had to get used to much higher prices (= less fun with long distance trips). The highest prices I can remember here were about € 1,72/liter, i.e. $ 1,90/liter or $ 7,16/gallon. In Germany 62% of the gas price is tax (mineral oil tax, enery tax, eco tax, VAT, …).

I wish to pay 2.68 /gallon in EU :slight_smile:

I ride a motorcycle, a street legal dirt bike with a 200cc motor that gets me nearly 80 MPG and currently costs me just under 8 bucks to fill it with premium. I aint terribly worried even if gas goes up.

What you guys pay per gallon is pretty much what Brazilian vehicle owners pay per liter. Fuel prices were one reason why I ditched my car and started commuting by bicycle.

Yes, count yourselves lucky. My son has a student job as an assistant manager at a local restaurant, and his hourly wage is not even enough to buy ONE LITRE at today’s prices. To buy a U.S. Gallon of petrol or diesel he would have to work for 4 hours.

I wonder if South Africa’s bike market is on the rise too.

Not safe to use a bike here, if you aren’t run over by a minibus taxi first, you will be bike-jacked.

Public transport is also unsafe and irregular, not a viable option for the suburbs.

Around here petrol is about £1.20 per litre and diesel £1.33. Super Unleaded / RON 95 is at least £1.35.

That works out to $5.96, $6.60 and $6.71 per gal-US.

I’ve been driving an EV since 2014.

This morning the news report stated the US should see a national average of about $2.75 $2.76 per gallon peak this summer, something like 7 cents lower than last year. I guess if EU is well above 7 already, a climb to about 8 or 9 seems a bit high but plausible.

*Edit: Oops. Sauce here:

Yeah, and people wonder why electric cars should replace gasoline cars.

Still, there are multiple reasons why I use my E-Bike in conjunctions with public transport rather than buying a gas car.

1. Electricity is much cheaper than gas.
2. Adding to that, E-Bikes are so efficient I don’t even worry about fuels costs.
3. It keeps me active.
4. I don’t have enough money to buy any type of car yet. Buying a car isn’t a priority.
5. I don’t want to support Saudi Arabia with any of my money, especially knowing what very questionable things they’ve done.
6. Most of my trips take the same time as using a car, and is even slightly quicker.
7. When I had a restaurant job during the summer last year, using my E-Bike loaded not only cost me way less money, but I was actually faster in terms of shipping for close-medium distances, so customers were happier dealing with me.

I’m saving at least £100 a month.

Luckily, I can take a pair of buses to work. Forced down-time of a bit over an hour each way, but not bad if I got some puzzles to keep me busy, or just want to chillax and take in the view.

Going by car is (well, should be, but not lately) a 15min trip, max. Costs me about the same per trip, whether carfare or gasoline.

Makes me laugh when americans complain about petrol prices, they don’t know how good they have it compared to the rest of the world.

What I’m paying at the moment is about $6.50 per gallon.

Doing the math, over here it’s around US$3.83 per gallon. Except our currency is worth a quarter of a dollar – with a college degree boosting my salary, I barely make $12K a year and could still be considered “middle class”.

$2.60 gallon , what luxury :heart_eyes:

People here in the US should not complain about gasoline prices, IMO.

The last link is kind of interesting as it gives examples of what percentage of the average daily wage goes to buy one US gallon of gasoline