Biker Blogs > Blogs von Demoman > gas prices around the world
gas prices around the world Sort by:
Autor
demoman
Nur gültig
für eingeloggte Mitglieder

Gesamte Beiträge: 611
Veröffentlicht am Wed, Jun 04, 2008 11:10

UK TEESIDE $5.64 HONG KONG HONG KONG $5.62 UK MILFORD HAVEN $5.56 UK READING $5.56 UK NORWICH $5.54 GERMANY FRANKFURT $5.29 DENMARK COPENHAGEN $5.08 NORWAY STAVANGER $5.07 NORWAY OSLO $4.93 ITALY ROME $4.86 TURKEY ISTANBUL $4.85 PORTUGAL LISBON $4.80 KOREA SEOUL $4.71 SWITZERLAND GENEVA $4.56 KOREA KOJE/OKPO $4.53 AUSTRIA VIENNA $4.50 CROATIA ZAGREB $4.32 JAPAN TOKYO $3.84 AUSTRALIA SYDNEY $2.63 CAMBODIA PHNOM PENH $2.57 TAIWAN TAIPEI $2.47 GEORGIA TBILISI $2.31 LAOS VIENTIANE $1.66 THAILAND BANGKOK $1.60 CHINA TIANJIN $1.54 CHINA SHANGHAI $1.48 RUSSIA MOSCOW $1.45 KAZAKHSTAN ALMATY $1.36 KAZAKHSTAN ATYRAU $1.35 TAJIKISTAN DUSHANBE $1.32 AZERBAIJAN BAKU $1.15 VENEZUELA CARACAS $0.14 here in the USofA they say its the amount of gas we use thats driving the price up...well dosent china use more then we do? hummm. and venezuela's is 14 cents a gallon? well when oil is supposed to be at 130 bucks a barrel, and add the cost to refine it, it looks like there losing big money there per gallon. somethings not adding up...hahaha not that i havent known that way back in the 70s.


Antworten / kommentieren   Zitieren   Missbrauch melden    0 Gefällt mir Bookmark and Share
wantanindian
Nur gültig
für eingeloggte Mitglieder

Gesamte Beiträge: 10
Veröffentlicht am Sat, Aug 30, 2008 21:45

Hi, experts?...doh! We have road signs in the country in this State, Victoria, Australia, (which they are apparently finally starting to remove), warning of "trees close to road". They are naturally on steel posts and even closer to the road! I'm fairly sure that there are photo's on the net if you don't believe me. Stay upright, Wantanindian.


Antworten / kommentieren   Zitieren   Missbrauch melden    0 Gefällt mir Bookmark and Share
wantanindian
Nur gültig
für eingeloggte Mitglieder

Gesamte Beiträge: 10
Veröffentlicht am Wed, Aug 27, 2008 02:46

Interesting figures, but what exactly are we talking about here? Australian standard unleaded is 91 octane, premium is 95, and there is also 98 available. You can add another 10 to 15 aus cents over standard for those. What is standard unleaded octane in the US? I know that in Europe it is 95 octane, which makes liars of the politicians who say our petrol is cheaper than Europe. You can't compare apples and oranges!!


Antworten / kommentieren   Zitieren   Missbrauch melden    0 Gefällt mir Bookmark and Share
Eye_m_no_angel
Nur gültig
für eingeloggte Mitglieder

Gesamte Beiträge: 285
Veröffentlicht am Tue, Jun 10, 2008 20:04

Whoa! Pan has got his economic understanding wired tight and can explain it in terms simple folks like me can understand too! Rock on, my friend! (I was looking at some stuff today about the oil speculators and it made my noggin hurt...really.) Gas in Bahgdad is 68 cents a gallon, last I checked. Of course, you have to wait in line 3 days to buy it...


Antworten / kommentieren   Zitieren   Missbrauch melden    0 Gefällt mir Bookmark and Share
demoman
Nur gültig
für eingeloggte Mitglieder

Gesamte Beiträge: 611
Veröffentlicht am Sun, Jun 08, 2008 11:00

Quoting Junie2006: I'll be you sheep

there ya go, showing pics of my girlfriend again...is that really nessesary? hahaha...oops bahahahhhh


Antworten / kommentieren   Zitieren   Missbrauch melden    0 Gefällt mir Bookmark and Share
Nur gültig
für eingeloggte Mitglieder

Gesamte Beiträge: 319
Veröffentlicht am Fri, Jun 06, 2008 11:37

Quoting demoman: no shit justy. i know damn well our pres is making bunches of money and were paying for it. well they know that most sheeple (people/sheep) will just go with the flow. no one likes to be inconvenienced at all, and no one wants to buck the system.

Did someone say buck? They sell in litre here in NZ,(I know were on the globe)and its $2.05 which would make it over $6 bucks a gallon! Rare to see any big old American cars out driving here anymore,they use way too much gas and are parked up for when the driver can treat himself to take their pride and joy out for a spin.Lots of bikes on the road though which is good!!


0 Gefällt mir Bookmark and Share
demoman
Nur gültig
für eingeloggte Mitglieder

Gesamte Beiträge: 611
Veröffentlicht am Fri, Jun 06, 2008 08:43

wow pan, i wish i liked to type well enough to say some of the things in my head, but i dont, so all i can say is good job and well said. the price was per barrel, not gallon. and the prices were all per gallon, not litre. at least thats what it listed in the news article. we do produce a lot of our own oil, but im sure its not even close to enough. add to that different states tend to add all kinds of taxes per gallon of gas we buy. but seeing as how we do produce our own, it shouldnt cost us this much. I believe people are not as mad about the price, as they are about knowing its not a price thats fair. its more about who is reaping the profits and that they know we cant fight back.


Antworten / kommentieren   Zitieren   Missbrauch melden    0 Gefällt mir Bookmark and Share
Junie2006
Nur gültig
für eingeloggte Mitglieder

Gesamte Beiträge: 2377
Veröffentlicht am Fri, Jun 06, 2008 05:05

Just as an extra. Discussion on radio this morning about rural businesses -ie: farmers - not doing as well as the urban - town and city businesses. Hillside farmer with sheep, cows and chickens who only makes 8,000pa income with wife making honey and jam. Famer was advised by "expert" to try relocating his business to the town or city. Are these experts on planet Earth? Baaaaa!!! Junie


Antworten / kommentieren   Zitieren   Missbrauch melden    0 Gefällt mir Bookmark and Share
Junie2006
Nur gültig
für eingeloggte Mitglieder

Gesamte Beiträge: 2377
Veröffentlicht am Fri, Jun 06, 2008 05:01

I'll be you sheep

Nur gültig
für eingeloggte Mitglieder

Antworten / kommentieren   Zitieren   Missbrauch melden    0 Gefällt mir Bookmark and Share
61PanRider
Nur gültig
für eingeloggte Mitglieder

Gesamte Beiträge: 127
Veröffentlicht am Thu, Jun 05, 2008 09:34

Not certain where this thread is headed but I?ll step into the fray for the hell of it. Some of those countries listed below (Venezuela for example) produce their own petroleum and, like Iran and other Mid-East countries, subsidize the cost with the export dollars they receive for oil production and exportation. Many of the countries listed distribute their ?petrol? by the liter (1 gallon equals 3.79 liters) so I would have to question whether some of the figures listed (Japan for example) are the price per liter versus the price per gallon. The reference to $130 per gallon is a bit confusing as well. Oil is currently trading (a key distinction) at roughly $130 per 42 gallon barrel of oil. Depending upon the quality of the crude and the refining process a 42 gallon barrel of oil will yield approximately 20 gallons gasoline (plus numerous bi-products like heating oil, paint, glue, etc.). This calculates to approximately $6.50 per gallon (mitigated somewhat by the bi-products) not counting the costs of getting the fuel to market. The real drivers for the current costs though have more to do with institutional traders speculating on oil than on actual supply and demand. The first thing one must realize and accept is that from an Economics 101 perspective the demand for gas/fuel is inelastic. That is price will have little impact on demand (at least in the short term); we all have to get to work and soccer practice and so forth. Institutional Investors recognize this and with the reduced refining capacity in the US know they can derive additional value for their investor community by buying low and selling high. Now I have many theories about who these folks are and their true objectives but there?s no need to drag all of you into my paranoid conspiracy theories. Finally, I simply cannot let the whole ?Nationalize the Oil Companies? reference from our resident pandering liberal go unchallenged. First, let us not forget that it was that iconoclast liberal, John F. Kennedy whose administration brokered the creation of OPEC in the first place. You see, in the early sixties the Mid-East countries were at odds with one another (no, really ? go figure) and kept competing against one another in the free market. This of course led to very cheap oil and gas for all. However; this also meant a loss of taxable income from the U.S. based oil companies to fund the great social programs laid out by the Kennedy administration. The best way to drive up tax income was to increase profitability. Then, as now, the oil companies were under constant scrutiny by the government so they made certain their profits were in line or less with other major corporations. Then, as now, they pegged their profit percentage at approximately ten percent. The Kennedy administration recognized that ten percent of two dollars can be spread further than ten percent of one dollar so they took the steps necessary (create OPEC) to increase cost of gas at the pump (congratulations Mr. Kennedy ? success!). Now we should nationalize the oil companies? Has there ever been a government bureaucracy that ever operated with even a modicum of efficiency? Our government is already oversized and severely inflated and now you want to add to it? And when was the last time you ever heard of a government worker being fired for incompetence? The only thing harder to get rid of than an unproductive union worker is an unproductive government worker and now you want to take more than 240,000 gainfully employed ?producers? in the oil industry and make them government employees? Where does it end? Maybe the airlines and all hospitals should be government owned and operated as well. If everything becomes government owned and operated or is so regulated as to deny anyone the opportunity to CAPITALIZE on their intellect, hard work or pure gumption what?s the point of even trying? If I?m busting my ass to provide and my neighbor enjoys the same standard of living for being a government drone what?s the point of my effort? I might as well become a drone as well. If the argument ?from each according to his abilities to each according to his needs? then everyone will begin to believe no ones need is greater than mine which is exactly why Russia collapsed and the social medicine programs in Europe are so far behind in quality of care. I may not know what the answer is but I know what it?s not ? it?s NOT to nationalize.


Antworten / kommentieren   Zitieren   Missbrauch melden    0 Gefällt mir Bookmark and Share
demoman
Nur gültig
für eingeloggte Mitglieder

Gesamte Beiträge: 611
Veröffentlicht am Thu, Jun 05, 2008 08:33

no shit justy. i know damn well our pres is making bunches of money and were paying for it. well they know that most sheeple (people/sheep) will just go with the flow. no one likes to be inconvenienced at all, and no one wants to buck the system.


Antworten / kommentieren   Zitieren   Missbrauch melden    0 Gefällt mir Bookmark and Share
Junie2006
Nur gültig
für eingeloggte Mitglieder

Gesamte Beiträge: 2377
Veröffentlicht am Thu, Jun 05, 2008 02:00

Our arguement is a lot of our price is tax which goes to the govt. Businesses and truckers, farmers and fishermen - you know the ordinary bloke who feeds everyoone else and actually runs the country - are being squeezed out and destroyed. and our govt just seeks more ways to take money out of the people. i thought the brains at the top would know know that in order to get the country and economy going again you need to give people money and lax the taxes to do. Can't build up if people don't spend. PS - I know the first thing to go is the building industry as people and businesses and councils pull in their belts. So good luck my lovely hope you get through it. JunieXXX


Antworten / kommentieren   Zitieren   Missbrauch melden    0 Gefällt mir Bookmark and Share
justyforya
Nur gültig
für eingeloggte Mitglieder

Gesamte Beiträge: 424
Veröffentlicht am Wed, Jun 04, 2008 18:57

What do you expect when an 'oil man' is president of the US. Most of the Euro countries pay huge Gov taxes in the price they pay for gas. Add to our price the cost we AMERICANS pay to keep the world's shipping lanes open [military expenses] and we AMERICANS are paying well over 10 USD/gallon. Can anyone say it's time to nationalize the US petroleum companies? Oh I guess that is not an option since that might be considered Socialism and we all know Socialism is one step away from Communism. Just ask any US Congressional member who???s Medical coverage/insurance is paid for by the US Tax payers [which may be consider a classic example of Socialism] how UN-AMERICA any thing Socialism is. It would be funny watching all these Bushtard???s getting screwed if I was not in the same boat and also getting screwed with them. Mark my words it will not get better before it gets worst.


Antworten / kommentieren   Zitieren   Missbrauch melden    0 Gefällt mir Bookmark and Share
Nachverfolgen - Bitte benachrichtigen Sie mich, wenn andere Mitglieder Kommentare schreiben.