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Old May 14th, 2008, 03:48 PM
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While during tours on the Freedom cruise, I noticed gasoline prices at the pumps in Spain, Italy and Madiera(Portugal). The average price was about 1.5 Euros per (gasp) liter. Since a liter is about 33 ounces, it would take slightly less than 4 liters to make a gallon. Therefore, a gallon would cost somewhat more than 4.5 Euros .

Now comes the fun part. When you convert that price to dollars, people in those countries are paying almost $9 a gallon. ONe additional point of interest. There seemed to be quite a few toll roads in Italy and Spain.

Ugh!!!!!

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Old May 14th, 2008, 03:50 PM
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Oy is right....I will have to get out my roller skates it we get that high!
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Old May 14th, 2008, 06:36 PM
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Oy, is right, but when I got gas a couple of days ago, gas was $4.05/gal. That's still a big OY! as far as I'm concerned!

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Last week I paid $3.49 a gallon. Today I paid $3.65 a gallon and this is in Louisiana where we have oil wells and chemical plants!

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I'm glad I kept my old roller skates!

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They should work on making a car that runs on flatulence. I'll never run out of gas then.
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It's called the Ford Fart.
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I've had one of those. It runs.
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Old May 15th, 2008, 05:11 AM
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In all of the Baltic countries and U.K gas is between $8 and $11 per gallon. The price in St. Petersburg was the least at approximately $5 gallon.

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You all are talking gasoline - I unfortunately drive a diesel - here in Ks. diesel yesterday was $4.30 a gal.

Everyone seriously has to look at what we can do to get the government to get the prices back to reason. I know everyone remembers when fule was as we would say now "dirt cheap", my dad had a gasoline station where someone came out checked oil, water, pumped your gas, washed your windshield and back window, etc, etc. and you only paid 15 cents a gal. If the price of fuel went up it was called "Gas War" now it's just plain price gouging!!!

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