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Old 04-04-2012, 07:54 AM   #91
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We're about U$ 4 / US gallon here in the southwest USA or just about U$ 1 / liter. That's for 91 which is our highest RON.

I make enough that my bikes never feel the fear of having to go without fuel.
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Old 04-04-2012, 08:04 AM   #92
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Northeastern Vermont: Varies between $3.85 - $3.95/gallon for 87, $4.04 - $4.25 locally for 91. Some rural stations are much higher. There's a steady influx of our Canadian Cousins at the border, however, as it's a bargain for them.
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Old 04-04-2012, 12:45 PM   #93
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$3.89 this morning on the way in to work: Danville, Kentucky, 50 miles South of Lexington.
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:25 PM   #94
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$1.40 per litre here and rising daily it seems. Converts to $5.30 per US gallon. Would be $6.36 per Imperial gallon for us if we weren't on the metric system.

There is lots of oil in the world, but not many refineries. There are refineries being shutdown, but are any new ones being built?
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Old 04-04-2012, 01:31 PM   #95
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Old 04-04-2012, 02:05 PM   #96
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How long do you have to work to buy one US Gallon of fuel?
That's actually a really interesting question. The BBC published numbers yesterday from the International Labor Organization that compared average monthly wages for most major countries in the world - including only "normal" hourly or salaried workers to smooth out discrepancies at the upper and lower ends of the scale, and adjusting for purchasing power parity with the US.

http://digg.com/newsbar/Worldnews/wh...paign=digg2000

Here are the numbers cross-referenced with inmate gas price reports:

(Country, Gas Price US$/US Gallon, Average Monthly Wage PPP$, Mins/Gallon)

USA, 4.00, 3263, 11.8 mins
Canada, 5.30, 2724, 18.7 mins
Australia, 6.14, 2610, 22.6 mins
Malaysia, 2.35, 961, 23.5 mins
France, 8.22, 2886, 27.4 mins
UK, 8.90, 3065, 27.9 mins
New Zealand, 6.75, 2283, 28.4 mins
South Africa, 5.90, 1838, 30.9 mins
Spain, 7.70, 2352, 31.4 mins


Assumes a 40 hour work week. One small discrepancy is that since the wages are reported in PPP$ they are already adjusted for gas price differences, but this won't impact the numbers too much because gas is only part of the parity basket.

If you figure that one gallon of gas buys you about an hour of smiles (very roughly, including stops and thinking about the awesome ride you just did), the last column can be read as "minutes of misery per hour of fun".

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Old 04-05-2012, 12:27 AM   #97
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That's actually a really interesting question. The BBC published numbers yesterday from the International Labor Organization that compared average monthly wages for most major countries in the world - including only "normal" hourly or salaried workers to smooth out discrepancies at the upper and lower ends of the scale, and adjusting for purchasing power parity with the US.

http://digg.com/newsbar/Worldnews/wh...paign=digg2000

Here are the numbers cross-referenced with inmate gas price reports:

(Country, Gas Price US$/US Gallon, Average Monthly Wage PPP$, Mins/Gallon)

USA, 4.00, 3263, 11.8 mins
Canada, 5.30, 2724, 18.7 mins
Australia, 6.14, 2610, 22.6 mins
Malaysia, 2.35, 961, 23.5 mins
France, 8.22, 2886, 27.4 mins
UK, 8.90, 3065, 27.9 mins
New Zealand, 6.75, 2283, 28.4 mins
South Africa, 5.90, 1838, 30.9 mins
Spain, 7.70, 2352, 31.4 mins


Assumes a 40 hour work week. One small discrepancy is that since the wages are reported in PPP$ they are already adjusted for gas price differences, but this won't impact the numbers too much because gas is only part of the parity basket.

If you figure that one gallon of gas buys you about an hour of smiles (very roughly, including stops and thinking about the awesome ride you just did), the last column can be read as "minutes of misery per hour of fun".

E&OE
Looks like the americans come out far ahead, not just in terms of fuel price, but also in terms of labour required to buy fuel.

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Old 04-05-2012, 01:39 AM   #98
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big proportion of our petrol price is taxes...incl a 15 c gst on top of the ready to pump price,so we pay tax on tax...
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Old 04-05-2012, 01:47 AM   #99
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1,49 / 1.96 USD
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:02 AM   #100
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big proportion of our petrol price is taxes...incl a 15 c gst on top of the ready to pump price,so we pay tax on tax...
Same here. Taxed 44% on our income, then after Tax money subjected to 14% VAT and petrol taxes with every purchase. And we get nothing for that. We still must pay for schooling, security, medical aid, pension etc. And 40% of the population receives state hand outs. Add on their dependents and number of productive people paying tax becomes a small minority.
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Old 04-05-2012, 02:34 AM   #101
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Hey Im getting some relief on fuel bills. Im going to Louis Trichardt for work Tuesday and Wednesday. I will go by gravel and get R3 ($0.40) per km and get paid for travel time. . 800 km return. Getting paid to ride gravel and for the costs. That will pay the service and a new front tyre for the KTM. Must work to pay for my addiction


But the bastids get tax on my income, tax my travel income and get tax on the fuel as well. If I keep riding this government will get rich

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Old 04-05-2012, 11:14 AM   #102
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$4.49 for 91 this week, down from $4.69 same time last week. That's USD for US gallons. I hate that in CA it's pretty much impossible to find anything but 91 and it's all E10.
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:17 AM   #103
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$4.49 for 91 this week, down from $4.69 same time last week. That's USD for US gallons. I hate that in CA it's pretty much impossible to find anything but 91 and it's all E10.
91? At the coast we get 93. On the highveld, (>1200 m elevation), we get 93 and 95.

what is E10? Its a knobblie tyre from Mitas as far as I know . Have an E10 on my bmw and an E7 on my KTM
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:23 AM   #104
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what is E10? Its a knobblie tyre from Mitas as far as I know . Have an E10 on my bmw and an E7 on my KTM

Fuel that's 10 percent ethanol by volume. Pretty much the standard in the US since the the MTBE scare decades back.

There are fewer and fewer stations out there that sell ethanol free fuel in the United States. There aren't any in NM except at an airport in Santa Fe, AFAIK.

No idea what kind of fuel you get in South Africa?
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Old 04-05-2012, 11:39 AM   #105
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91? At the coast we get 93. On the highveld, (>1200 m elevation), we get 93 and 95.

what is E10? Its a knobblie tyre from Mitas as far as I know . Have an E10 on my bmw and an E7 on my KTM
I should clarify, it's 91 AKI which is 94/95 RON. When I lived on the Atlantic Coast (Georgia to be more specific) we could get 93-95 AKI which is 97-100 RON pretty much anywhere and it was cheaper. E10 was also a rarity, not a given. Then again that was 4 years ago.

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Fuel that's 10 percent ethanol by volume. Pretty much the standard in the US since the the MTBE scare decades back.

There are fewer and fewer stations out there that sell ethanol free fuel in the United States. There aren't any in NM except at an airport in Santa Fe, AFAIK.

No idea what kind of fuel you get in South Africa?
^This CA actually makes it really hard to sell ethanol free fuel. I don't know why, CARB limits the amount of Ethanol free fuel by volume allowed in the state and the licensing to sell it is $$$$. There are only 5 or 6 ethanol free stations in the state and they are pretty much all way outside the major metro areas.
I wish the country drop it's obsession with ethanol, especially Corn Ethanol. Stuff is bad for everyone but the corn farmers' wallets.
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