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It's been crazy how much gas prices have been dropping because of the Coronavirus and this oil war between Russia and Saudi Arabia.I was reading this morning that the national average price for gas is $2.15 per gallon!

I've seen prices around me as low as $1.60 per gallon. How low are you seeing gas prices in your area?
 

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We are paying £1.199 per Litre =£4.796 per Imperial Gallon. Exchange rate at the moment to the US $ 1.09 to the £. until recently it was around the 1.30 to the £.
So you are doing fine.

First day of Lock Down here, though we are allowed out to do food shopping at our local supermarket. Many large shops, restaurant, Bars and Pubs, Theatres and Cinemas in towns and Cities are closed across the country, with just food, medical and what is termed essential items shops remain open, All schools, places of worship, sports clubs, gyms etc., are also closed. In fact any place where people congregate has to remain shut for the foreseeable future.
Hope everyone is taking good care in these difficult times.
 

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We are at $1.59 US here for a gallon. I recently paid as low as $1.83 US a week ago.
Gas is always cheaper in the center of the country. East and west coasts always pay more.

We are paying £1.199 per Litre =£4.796 per Imperial Gallon. Exchange rate at the moment to the US $ 1.09 to the £. until recently it was around the 1.30 to the £.
So you are doing fine.

First day of Lock Down here, though we are allowed out to do food shopping at our local supermarket. Many large shops, restaurant, Bars and Pubs, Theatres and Cinemas in towns and Cities are closed across the country, with just food, medical and what is termed essential items shops remain open, All schools, places of worship, sports clubs, gyms etc., are also closed. In fact any place where people congregate has to remain shut for the foreseeable future.
Hope everyone is taking good care in these difficult times.
We are about a week ahead of you here. The wife has been home now for about 8 days. I would love to be there, too, but my employer is an "essential life-sustaining business". We are a master wholesaler of janitorial and sanitation supplies, so we warehouse huge quantities from the manufacturers and ship to local distributors as needed. This includes disinfectant chemicals, soaps and hand sanitizers, masks and gloves, and what is currently considered to be white gold -- toilet paper. We ship into the hardest hit areas like New York and North Jersey. This is truly something Kafka would have been proud to have written about.
 

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Gas is always cheaper in the center of the country. East and west coasts always pay more.



We are about a week ahead of you here. The wife has been home now for about 8 days. I would love to be there, too, but my employer is an "essential life-sustaining business". We are a master wholesaler of janitorial and sanitation supplies, so we warehouse huge quantities from the manufacturers and ship to local distributors as needed. This includes disinfectant chemicals, soaps and hand sanitizers, masks and gloves, and what is currently considered to be white gold -- toilet paper. We ship into the hardest hit areas like New York and North Jersey. This is truly something Kafka would have been proud to have written about.
Ah well, it will keep out of mischief if nothing else being so busy. However, make sure you are taking good care of yourself at the same time.
Same here, there has been a run on toilet paper out of all proportion. The worlds gone mad.
 

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Considering we are supposed to be experts in sanitation (or at least the products for sanitation) I think we're okay for now. I've been washing my hands so often I have taken to wearing a dive watch. ;)
 

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We are paying £1.199 per Litre =£4.796 per Imperial Gallon. Exchange rate at the moment to the US $ 1.09 to the £. until recently it was around the 1.30 to the £.
So you are doing fine.
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It's been at £1.149 per litre at our local Asda (Walmart) for over a week now and I expect it will go down further still but not to USA levels I'm afraid as circa 60% of it is TAX
 

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Our fuel prices are in a state of flux at present. Cheapest in NSW is 99c a litre on the central coast but around AU$1.31 in Sydney, the state capital. Here in the country I get it for around AU$1.18 a litre. We have a high fuel excise here which, like the UK, is around 60% which goes to the government. Multiply our prices buy 3.78 for a US gallon or 4.54 for a UK gallon. Our conversion rate to US$ and £ is in the toilet (.59c to US$1; AU$1.99 to £1) at the moment with the virus concerns so it's no use converting the price to US or UK equivalent. Suffice to say we pay double and then some when compared to the US west coast. We always laughed when our US west coast friends would complain about high fuel prices.
 

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A number of years ago now, we had a 3 week holiday in California, 1 week in San Diego, second week collected our hire car and spent the week driving up to Napa Valley where we stayed for our last week, visiting San Francisco 2 or 3 times and various other places and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. At that time we much appreciated how cheap the price of fuel was compared to the UK, where 60% of the pricing is TAX.
 

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California pays the highest gas taxes in the country. I live in Pennsylvania, the second highest. We all pay a ~$.19/gal. federal tax plus whatever the state tacks on. In California that's about $.61/gallon. In PA we pay an additional $.59. Out of every gallon of gas here, $.78 is tax. While not 60% it's still rather usurious, if you ask me.
 

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California pays the highest gas taxes in the country. I live in Pennsylvania, the second highest. We all pay a ~$.19/gal. federal tax plus whatever the state tacks on. In California that's about $.61/gallon. In PA we pay an additional $.59. Out of every gallon of gas here, $.78 is tax. While not 60% it's still rather usurious, if you ask me.
Ah well it seemed much cheaper than we have to pay. However can appreciate it can all be relative to ones own local circumstances and environment.::smile_big:
 
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Ah well it seemed much cheaper than we have to pay. However can appreciate it can all be relative to ones own local circumstances and environment.::smile_big:
Down below £1.00 a litre for unleaded at our local Costco now....
 

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We had offshore oil reserves in Bass Strait and the northwest shelf of WA but the government decided years ago that we should start paying world prices and instituted the petrol excise. Prices are pegged against the cost of certain fuels in the Singapore market. Back then we were paying .27c a litre. The excise more than doubled that price and it has been increased several times ever since. Excise is less than 60% now so not as high as the UK. As at August 2019 excise was set at .418c per litre but you also add a 10% GST to all fuel purchases at the pump. Now our government (federal ) relies on this excise to assist the budget so it won't go away any time soon. States here don't levy sales taxes like the US. We have a country wide GST (VAT) that is distributed amongst the states by the federal government.
 

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$.78, $1.49 or $10 a gallon, I doubt anybody is selling much gas right now. Normally a tank of gas would last me about 5 days. At the rate I'm driving now, I won't need to fill up for 5 weeks. :eek: ;)
 

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Nothing in my life has changed other than not being able to see friends and go out to eat so I'm using the same amount mostly. So I welcome the reduced price!
 
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