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Old 04-30-2008, 10:08 PM
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A friend of mine from England emailed me and told me he paid $110 for 13 gallons of gasoline. ONE HUNDRED AND TEN DOLLARS!! I would have had a heart attack right there. How do you do it?? I mean, I know you'd have to buy fuel to go to work and stuff, but how do you drive anywhere just for FUN? To take pictures?? Visit relatives? I know the U.S. is a lot more spread out and we haven't good mass transit systems like a lot of places, but we are going berserk that gas is over $3.50 a gallon here. Maybe it's just worse in the UK, but Lord have mercy - that is insane. Is it that bad all over Europe?

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Old 05-01-2008, 12:57 AM
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Maybe they need over there like an European Federation or Union or somethn'...???

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Old 05-01-2008, 01:12 AM
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Hello Shelly,
It's a very small country, so we don't have to go far! + we have cars that will do 70 miles to the gallon.

And we're all millionairs!

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Old 05-01-2008, 01:24 AM
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Any of you millionares SINGLE???? :))))

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Old 05-01-2008, 01:27 AM
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In Sweden I have to pay 12:84 SEK for 1(one) liter of unleaded 95 octanes gasoline. Now let's see: One USD is 5:97 SEK and one liter is 0.264 gallon (US, liquid). Hmmm... 12:84 SEK = 2.15 USD and One gallon (US, liquid) = 3.79 liter. Hmmmm.... 2.15 x 3.79 = 8.15. Which means I pay $8.15 per gallon (US, liquid) - if I counted correctly (and my old teacher would be proud of me now) - and that doesn't stop me from driving for pleasure when or where I like.

It all depends on what you're used to. They said a price of 5:- SEK per liter would slow down driving. It didn't. And the same was said about 10:- SEK per liter. Nope! And today I see no reduction in intensity on the freeways.

Before I went to California in 2003 a colleague of mine told me, that Americans would never accept a gasoline price of more than 1(one) USD per gallon - and see where you are now...
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:37 AM
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Before I went to California in 2003 a colleague of mine told me, that Americans would never accept a gasoline price of more than 1(one) USD per gallon - and see where you are now...

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Yep - just look at us. STILL driving and STILL bitching... LOL For a great many of us there is little choice but TO drive and pay what those thieving b**tards charge. Gotta love GW and those Big Oil companies. @@
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Old 05-01-2008, 01:51 AM
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Petrol is expensive in West Europe.
I had to change my car to spent less money.
My new one spend 3.80 litres every 100 Km at 90 Km/h; it's coast me about 4,94 € and 13 € for the same distance by train.
In France the situation is no good but people still driving.

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Old 05-01-2008, 01:56 AM
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Bonsoir, my most charming friend,
have the costs for taking trains and what not risen as the price of gasoline has?? It seems it would still be cheaper to drive your car.

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Old 05-01-2008, 02:23 AM
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Yes and especially if I am traveling with my wife.
But it is necessary to add the credit of the car, maintenance and the insurance.
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Shelly,

Everytime i am in the US i smile about those cheap gasoline prices. In 2006 the Americans i spoke along the way were all very angry about the price and really could not understand that i was paying here three times as much.
We always paid a lot, mostly tax. But on the other hand, strange things are going on. They pay oil in dollars and the dollar is sinking and sinking against the Euro, but meanwhile gasoline is getting more expensive. Shell our biggest company is announced a provit last year from almost 8 Billion Euro..!!!!!!
Somet people are getting very rich and we all have to pay...
But don't complain to much, you still pay a lot less than we do ;-))))

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Henk

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In August when i am the US it's a joy to fill her up ;-)))
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