Friday, June 06, 2008


$4.09 a gallon for the cheapest unleaded here. And this is before the $11 jump per barrel today. How are you guys doing? (Non-Americans are not allowed to tell us how much more their petrol is because this is a commiseration post.)


bunnygirl said...

$3.89 is typical for Houston, but I've seen it a little higher and as much as a dime lower. For most of New Mexico and West Texas, which was where we were for the past two weeks, prices were running $3.89-$3.99 for regular unleaded. The highest we saw was $4.23 for regular unleaded in the little northern New Mexico town of Tierras Amarillas.

Expect another jump after today's increase in crude prices.

katze said...

We're kind of straddling the $4 mark... $3.95 one day, $4.05 a few days later, back down to $3.99, maybe even down to $3.89, but back up again soon enough. So very frustrating-- and honestly, a little frightening, too.

Mamaebeth said...

We are up to $3.85 in Baton Rouge as of this evening. that is at least 10 to 15 cents more than it was a week ago, the last time i bought gas.
Phillip already rides his bike and I car pool, so we will see if we can cut any more out.

fairyhedgehog said...

I'm breaking the rules: petrol is £1.08 a litre round here. That's £4.91 a gallon. Note, pounds not dollars.

About half of that is tax so you can imagine the warm glow I have knowing that I'm subsidising our wonderful government every time I fill up.

ChrisEldin said...

Fairyhedgehog, But I always assumed Europeans don't travel the distances by car that Americans do. Part of it's a cultural thing--being able to drive on and on is a real treat. But also it's because of the way city and suburbs have been planned --and people traveling far to get to work.

Plus Europeans have free health care. And better chocolate.

Paca, I'm sure to feel the sting in this. Here in Dubai, it's about two dollars a gallon. ANd since Dubia is so small and so disgusting you don't want to go anywhere anyhow, we probably spend about fifty cents a week...(kidding on that one).

But I cannot imagine what it's going to feel like to fill up our Nissan minivan in a little more than a week.

writtenwyrdd said...

We're paying $4.09 here too, because the Canadians come from NB and buy gas. Our prices are higher than many other places. The further from the border, the cheaper the gas.

pjd said...

Friday night I saw the local stations were at $4.31 for the 87 octane (the low quality). How much higher can it go?

It makes me so angry when I think of how shortsighted lawmakers and policymakers were in the US for the past 30 years. It's so sad that Al Gore was denied the Presidency. The biggest plank in his platform was sustainable technologies. Imagine where we'd be now if for the past eight years we had invested in clean, renewable energy instead of war.

No, I just can't let it go. Even though I do try, sometimes.

fairyhedgehog said...

chriseldin: I have no idea if we drive less per week than Americans do. It is a tiny little island, granted, but pottering around in traffic is very bad for the mpg.

Yes, we have free health care but the system isn't as good as it was. We do have very good chocolate. Maybe that makes it all worthwhile.