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High Gasoline Prices

June 11, 2005

Filed under: life,money,travel — Terry Wohlers @ 09:22

I continue to hear people in the U.S. complain about the high cost of gasoline. The average price for a gallon of regular unleaded is about $2.10 in the U.S. (That’s about €.55 per liter.) Compared to the past, that’s high. In recent years (prior to mid-2004), gasoline ranged from about $1.40 to $1.75 per gallon (€.30 to €.38 per liter).

I don’t like paying a lot for gasoline anymore than the next guy, but is it really that high? I was in Europe earlier this week. The price for regular unleaded gasoline in Belgium was €1.20 per liter, which is $5.54 per gallon. And in England, it was £.85 per liter. That’s $5.82 per gallon. Do we really have it so bad in the U.S.? So the next time you fill up, consider what people are paying in other parts of the world.