Sunday, October 31, 2004

Diesel Prices

I keep reading- with not a little amazement- about how Americans are shocked and appalled by petrol prices rising past the $2 mark. People, thank your lucky stars you don’t live in the UK. At the moment, depending on what filling station you buy at the price is roughly 86.9p per litre. I’ll say that once more- 86.9p per litre for diesel. That’s $1.59 for a litre of fuel. That works out to a fraction over $6 for a gallon.

Luckily- or not (I’d much rather be in a big Ford F-350)- I drive a small car which runs pretty efficiently despite being nearly ten years old. Because of it’s age I’m also able to run the car on bio-diesel (something modern diesels, like the one my Dad drives, cannot do). This is pretty neat because I can get it for 71.9p per litre- quite a nice saving. That works out at about $4.96 a gallon. So, I’m buying the cheapest fuel available over here and it’s still over twice what most Americans are paying. Needless to say, the vast majority of the price is tax for our socialist government. Even when they promise not to raise taxes, they can always raise duty on fuel. B*****ds.

1 comment:

John said...

Jay, i'm paying about $1.85 per gallon around Houston. It's good to be in America.