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21 July 2008 @ 05:20 pm
Yay, cheapest gas in a long time. At costco.

Edit: That's $4.339 a gallon, which equals 0.722 euros, 1.145 canadian dollars, or 1.177 australian dollars, per liter.
Spider: joy!spiderdust on July 22nd, 2008 01:12 am (UTC)
ashi: arrrr!ashi on July 22nd, 2008 03:53 am (UTC)
On Lawrence Expressway in Sunnyvale.
Lauralorikitty on July 22nd, 2008 02:37 am (UTC)
I just paid 4.28 here in Livermore, ca
ashi: fate-nanohaashi on July 22nd, 2008 03:54 am (UTC)
Nice. I have to go there this weekend anyway...
Rahienrahien on July 22nd, 2008 04:33 am (UTC)
Cheapest I've gotten it is AU$1.56/L :D
Kat: Programkat_chan on July 22nd, 2008 06:50 am (UTC)
I guess I shouldn't mention that it's around $3.799/gal here, eh?
ashi: limon!ashi on July 22nd, 2008 07:38 am (UTC)
Oh, I know it's cheaper elsewhere. Venezuela, for example, is around 20 cents a gallon.
Kat: Programkat_chan on July 22nd, 2008 03:40 pm (UTC)
Yeah, but Venezuela 1) is sitting on a pool of oil and 2) has a socialist-leaning leader. We still have some oil under Ohio, but not really the sort to be used for gasoline. We pump more natural gas than we do oil here. That's why our gas heat for the winter is probably cheaper than a lot of places. And considering that we use it for about 7 to 8 months of the year, it needs to be!

Also, I think that the price we pay for oil is artificially inflated by the oil companies. If Venezuela and Iraq can have gas at 20 cents/gallon, there's no reason why we have to pay $4. The companies that sell here are extracting from Nigeria and the Nordsee, so it's not like they're buying it on the market. They just use the market price as an excuse. And the market price is based on oil companies speculating on how much they and their competitors are going to extract more than it is on anything that OPEC does.
ashi: honda tohruashi on July 22nd, 2008 04:01 pm (UTC)

Before the dotcom bubble burst here, gas was at least 20 cents a gallon more in Silicon Valley than it was in LA/Orange county. They charge what they can get away with.
Hein: Ships passing in the nightfub on July 22nd, 2008 07:41 am (UTC)
Unleaded 95 octane gasoline is around EUR 1.70 per liter here. I don't understand what all the hoopla about USD 4 per gallon gas is about. ;)
TJcheeseboy on July 22nd, 2008 08:22 am (UTC)
Well, when the price of gas triples in over a period of 7 or 8 years, people get outraged.

They get more unhappy when a car dealer won't take their gas guzzler as a trade-in for something more efficient.
Lauralorikitty on July 23rd, 2008 03:33 am (UTC)
was 4.24 when I drove by today -- it's the gas-station on Murrieta and Stanley (not the shell -- it's on a different corner that you can't u-turn into)