__/ [ Jerry Stuckle ] on Saturday 22 April 2006 22:30 \__
> Roy Schestowitz wrote:
>> __/ [ Matt Probert ] on Saturday 22 April 2006 16:18 \__
>>>I notice petrol prices are rising every week. I guess they're not
>>>included in the UK inflation figures!
>>>Look out for more record profits from the British oil companies next
>>><gnashing of teeth>
>>>Someone's extracting the urine out of the British motorist, and
>>>without wishing to appear racist, I am glancing westwards.....
>>>(No, Mecca's the other way)
>> I was in the States until Thursday and was told that, in a period of just
>> 6 months, the price of petrol doubled (maybe an exaggerating/figure of
>> speech). Everybody was talking about the price of fuel and noone could
>> every find the gas station that had sane, welcoming prices. So you are not
>> alone in this. Demand for gasoline in the East is rising as well, so think
>> Best wishes,
> "Doubled" is an exaggeration. Maybe 15-20% over the same time last year,
> depending on where you are.
> It's up to $3.25/gallon at the station down the street. It's the highest
> I've seen around here (other than a "shortage" after Hurricane Katrina hit
> when it
> was $3.50/gal). But it's still not nearly as high as what you guys across
> the pond are paying.
I saw it going for just under 3 dollars in Florida. I was pretty certain that
the numbers were inflated as a sort of dramatic licence tool.
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