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I suspect this is a genuine news photograph, but I haven't found the source yet:

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Gasoline customers check prices and leave at a BP station in Stockbridge, Ga., Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005. Gasoline price soared Wednesday toward $3 a gallon in many parts of the country, surpassing that level in some places, such as this station, as key refineries and pipelines remained crippled by Hurricane Katrina, crimping supplies and leading to caps on the amount of fuel delivered to retailers.

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STF
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I saw footage from a helicopter here in metro Atlanta that showed that same sign.

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Here's one story.

This story mentions that price.

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Yep, this was taken in Stockbridge, Georgia. I passed by the station myself yesterday and it was indeed $5.87 a gallon for unleaded, way higher than the surrounding gas stations. They'd lowered the price by this morning to $3.87.
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quote:
Originally posted by STF:
I saw footage from a helicopter here in metro Atlanta that showed that same sign.

I saw the footage too but cannot confirm the prices listed.
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Found IT [Big Grin]
http://news.yahoo.com/news?tmpl=story&u=/050901/480/gagb10409010035

AP article @ Yahoo

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A gas station in Stockbridge, Ga., posts prices for gasoline from $5.87 to $6.07 per gallon Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2005. (AP Photo/Gene Blythe)

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Count yourself lucky.

One litre of unleaded will set you back about 1.40 here. Convert litres to gallons and euros to dollars (at last Friday's exchange rate of 1 to slightly more than $1.25, courtesy of Yahoo Finance) and you end up with

$6.85 per gallon in the Netherlands.

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quote:
Originally posted by Balsamic Blue Byrd:
Count yourself lucky.

One litre of unleaded will set you back about 1.40 here. Convert litres to gallons and euros to dollars (at last Friday's exchange rate of 1 to slightly more than $1.25, courtesy of Yahoo Finance) and you end up with

$6.85 per gallon in the Netherlands.

Blue "You surprised I don't drive?"

You sure about your calculations? I get 1.40/litre = $1.75/litre (using 1=$1.25) = $6.62/gallon ([http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gallon]1 US gallon = 3.785 litres[/url])

Here in the UK the average price for unleaded was, last week, 92.3p/litre, which works out at $6.41/gallon. Apparently, some filling stations have made changes to thier price displays so that they've got space for the extra digit if/when it reached 1.

And unfortunately us non-drivers can only sit back and look smug until someone points out that higher fuel prices affect the cost of everything that's transported by road freight, which is a large proportion of everything here.

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Well, as I pointed out on another thread, I paid 97.5p for regular unleaded at a BP garage this afternoon, and premium was selling at around 1.02 per litre (around $7.10 per USgal)

I don't know where you get you figures from Andrew, but I have been paying approx 94-96p/litre for a couple of months now, and the price has shot up this week already. Maybe you should change brokers!!!

(or send me some petrol in the post)

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KingDavid8
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On one of the news shows, they showed a gas station in Atlanta, GA where it was around $7.00 a couple of days after the hurricane (a little less for regular, a little more for the better stuff). I'm pretty sure it was on "The Daily Buzz" on WB, which broadcasts out of Orlando, FL.

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quote:
Originally posted by Hans Off:

I don't know where you get you figures from Andrew, but I have been paying approx 94-96p/litre for a couple of months now, and the price has shot up this week already. Maybe you should change brokers!!!

I got the numbers from http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/4208566.stm - not being a driver, I don't pay any attention to how much the petrol stations are charging.
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(or send me some petrol in the post)

Hmmm, I don't think the Royal Mail would like me if I did that [Wink]
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The sad part is that soon this will still be an amazing photograph, but in the sense that it will one day seem outrageously cheap, at least the way the prices are progressing now.
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Todays gasoline prices in Denmark:

Unleaded: DKK 10,00 / Liter

That is $ 6,50 / Gallon.

But the worst thing is the price of the car itself. The charge for getting a car registrated in Denmark is outrageous 180% of the price of the car. That means that an average size Toyota costs DKK 230000 = $40000 all incl.

So I don't have a car myself. Simply can't afford it.

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