One of my favourite sites is twitter, it allows me to instantly see what is going on, read blog posts as they happen, get news before it appears on major news sites such as the BBC and the Guardian, but more importantly, it lets me connect with the World instantly.
A few days ago, I asked a simple question (you only have 140 characters to get any message across) “Global Fuel price check, how much is a gallon or litre of diesel/gas where you live? Please answer with Country/State and price, thanks!”…the results were interesting and I have published them below, it shows us instantly how much the different government’s tax us and also how prices vary from state to state in some cases.
And my Mother texted (SMS) me saying the price is £1.189 for petrol in Hertfordshire, England.
So, there are 4.55 Litres to a gallon so to compare averages where available:-
USA Average across answers was $4.05 per gallon which is $0.89 per litre or £0.45 per litre
In India is is $5.77 per gallon which is $1.26 per litre or £0.64 per litre
In Australia it is AUS$1.55 a litre which is £0.75 per litre or for the folks in the US $6.73 per gallon
In Caracas, Venezuela it is $0.17 per gallon! which is $0.037 per litre or £0.02 per litre (rounded up)
In the Vendee in France it is €1.50 per litre or £1.18 per litre which is $10.56 per gallon!
In La Rochelle in France it is €1.41 per litre or £1.10 per litre which is $9.91 per gallon
in Hertfordshire, England it is £1.189 per litre or $10.69 per gallon.
So now you can see why half of Europe is on strike due to the fuel prices right now..
This is what makes the internet such a great human resource.
Thanks to everyone that took part 🙂
If you haven’t yet added me as a friend on twitter I am known there, surprisingly(!), as fuelmyblog.