For those into twitter you will already know about the amazing conversations and sometimes it is just good plain fun to learn more about where other people live. Photo by phxpma.
So today when Kristin Hokanson twittered:
at almost $3 a gal cost almost $70 to fill tank…was REALLY running on fumes got me thinking tho…what’s gas cost these days where u r?
I just had to do some research — using Twitter off course!
Price of Petrol Here
We currently pay AUD142.50 cents per litre (US$4.73/gal) in Perth, Western Australia. Here petrol retailers are required to notify their next day’s retail price for each fuel type by 2pm to Fuel Watch. Price boards and bowser prices are changed by the retailer at 6am and remain unchanged for 24-hours. They incur large fines if they alter their fuel prices from what they submitted to Fuel Watch.
So here is what I have discovered for other parts of the World so far:
- cpbw $4.76/gal for cheapest low-grade in Canada
- Leah Jones I think it is over $3/gallon in Chicago, most expensive in country last I heard
- dmcordell in upstate NY gas is $3.19 to $3.29 per gallon; cheaper in New England states because their taxes are lower
- cogdog – national average in US is about $3.05/gal, quite variable– I paid last about $3.13.
- pjhiggins paying $3.39 for diesel. Anyone know of biodiesel dealer in Northern NJ?
- paulhami Petrol is $1.09 per litre where I live in Canada. That’s AUD$1.23/l, US$4.12/US gallon, AUD$4.66/gal
- LittleLaura Hi Sue, would love to see your petrol results, are we the most expensive here in the UK? Our garage is £1.06 per litre! which equals US$8.14/gal
- Skytrystsjoy Brisbane petrol AUD$1.18/l which equals US$3.93/gal
- lenva NZ petrol is $1.70 per litre which equals US$5.01/gal
Please note I used US dollars and gallons because Kristin started the discussion and I just followed up with more research. This is the currency calculator I used for the conversions.
What It All Means
So far the UK is the most expensive for petrol but New Zealanders, Canadians and Western Australians are paying considerably more for their petrol than Americans. We also argued that most British don’t travel far by car — I travel 70 km (44.4 miles) return to work.
Okay not my normal sort of blog post but, like twitter, blogging doesn’t always have to be focused just on getting the work done. Also twitter conversations are lost if you don’t record them.
So what are petrol prices like where you live? Maybe we should compare prices of Big Mac meals next?