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Yesterday I posted a link about an alternate universe where gas is $10/gallon in the U.S. Of course, the Europeans were quick to point out that reality already exists over there . . .
Date: Tue, May 20, 2008 at 4:23 AM
The following link appeared in your "links archive" today: What If Gas Cost 10 Dollars a Gallon?
1 gallon = 3.785412 liters
Today (20th May 2008) in Belgium (Europe), 1 liter petrol costs 1.568 Euro
Today (20th May 2008) the exchange rate US$ / Euro is 0.644122383 Euro for each dollar.
3.785412 * 1.568 / 0.644122383 = 9.214903608 US$ per gallon (for 98 Octane fuel).
For diesel fuel the following applies:
price per liter : 1.421 Euro
Exchange rate US$ / Euro is 0.644122383 Euro for 1 dollar.
3.785412 * 1.421 / 0.644122383 = 8.351006395 US$ per gallon (for diesel)
So what exactly are the Americans crying about?
Of course, when you can walk across your entire country in fifteen minutes, gas prices aren't much of an issue.
I love that comeback!
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