Just read an article about rising gas prices. Seems the U.S. gas prices, averaging $3.61/gallon this weekend, are in the lower third of global gas prices. The cheapest gas is $0.12/gallon in Venezuala, and the most expensive gas right now is in Bosnia at $10.86/gallon. I filled up this weekend at $9.61/gallon here in Norway. (I'm watching the prices, waiting for them to hit 13.30 kroner per liter, that's the magic ten dollars per gallon mark.)
It's a bit strange that Norway has become very wealthy from oil drilling off their coast, and has many refineries, so we are buying locally produced gasoline, yet it is sold for one of the highest prices in the world. Perhaps it is these very high prices that encourage people to live close to where they work. Decades of cheap gasoline in the U.S. has resulted in urban sprawl across the landscape. Maybe $8/gallon gasoline is just what we need in the U.S.
I know prices in Bellingham have to be quite a bit higher than the national average... my friend Steve told me diesel was selling for $4.13/gallon last month...
How much is gas where you live? Leave a comment for fun.
(This is the kind of journal entry that I will read in 10 years and laugh. Ten dollars a gallon?! Oh, that was so cheap!)