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Old December 30th, 2014, 10:24 AM   #3141
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Fueled yesterday for 0.995€/L (1.21$/L)
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Old December 31st, 2014, 04:50 PM   #3142
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9.8-cent-a-gallon increase in Pennsylvania's gas tax effective tomorrow....

http://www.phillymag.com/news/2014/1...lls-will-rise/
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Old December 31st, 2014, 05:22 PM   #3143
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I think we'll see more states doing that, as raising the federal gas tax seems unthinkable. States will have to come up with a larger share of highway funding through the state gas tax due to inaction in Washington to raise the federal gas tax.
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Old December 31st, 2014, 07:44 PM   #3144
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which isn't necessarily the wrong way, roads are state-level responsibility in the US anyway.
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Old December 31st, 2014, 07:58 PM   #3145
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The Highway Trust Fund was established in 1956 to pay for the Interstate Highway network. The federal gas tax funds it. However, the Interstate Highway system has been quasi-completed 20 years ago. By far most investment in Interstate Highways today has no 'interstate' character anymore.

Perhaps they should scrap the federal gas tax in its entirety and replace it with a higher state gas tax, so states can spend as they see fit instead of having to wait for someone in Washington to pull the levers. This could also eliminate federal funding for local mass transit which by definition has no federal (national) importance and should be funded at state level or below.
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Old December 31st, 2014, 07:59 PM   #3146
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True, but there's historically been substantial Federal funding. 90 percent, I believe, for the Interstates, but there was a "Federal aid" system before that, and there's Federal money for other roads, the Obama "stimulus"... Heck, Federal payment for "the National Road" in the early 19th century (roughly the modern US 40 from Baltimore to Illinois) was a major political issue at the time, Southerners (mostly) claiming that "internal improvements" were not a Federal matter.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 10:40 AM   #3147
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The price of Gasolin is falling again.

Yesterday 12.08 SEK/L which is 1,27€/L
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 08:22 PM   #3148
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The price of Gasolin is falling again.

Yesterday 12.08 SEK/L which is 1,27€/L
Interesting.

So it's not only the UK wherein Diesel is more expensive than Unleaded. I guess Norway is another country using such as well.

France might soon be joining the UK and Norway as well since they plan on reducing/scrapping the fuel subsidies for Diesel fuel there.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 08:47 PM   #3149
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Interesting.

So it's not only the UK wherein Diesel is more expensive than Unleaded. I guess Norway is another country using such as well.

France might soon be joining the UK and Norway as well since they plan on reducing/scrapping the fuel subsidies for Diesel fuel there.
Diesel is more expansive in Roumania too. And I guess is at least a year since it's like that.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 10:02 PM   #3150
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I believe that diesel is now also considerably more expensive than gasoline in the United States. I've seen photos with over a dollar per gallon difference. I recall the difference was much smaller a few years ago.

The average federal + state tax on diesel is only slightly higher than gasoline.
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Old January 2nd, 2015, 10:16 PM   #3151
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Talking of state taxes, as of this morning, the price at the local Sunoco wasn't reflecting that increase. (I do seem to remember - I was moving a year ago and putting stuff in storage on New Year's Day - a big jump during the day on New Year's last year.)

I guess because it's being assessed on the wholesalers. Obviously, it'll be passed on, presumably with the next delivery.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 01:02 AM   #3152
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I believe that diesel is now also considerably more expensive than gasoline in the United States. I've seen photos with over a dollar per gallon difference. I recall the difference was much smaller a few years ago.

The average federal + state tax on diesel is only slightly higher than gasoline.
Very True

As of today unleaded regular is running from $1.93 a gallon up to $1.99 a gallon. In the Cedar Rapids area. It can be found higher, $2.29 a gallon, But who wants to pay that?

As for diesel. It's running about $2.85 to $3.09 a gallon in my area.

I still don't know anyone with a diesel car. Diesel pick up ..yes. But a car? Nope.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 01:11 AM   #3153
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In Poland, diesel is cca. 0,01 EUR (0,04 PLN) more expensive than Unleaded (Super95)... huge difference...
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 07:41 AM   #3154
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the other day in Montreal, Canada... gasoline $1.089, diesel $1.289, never saw such huge difference...
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 08:08 AM   #3155
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Which still works out to about $4.00 a gallon.

I don't know what the U.S./Canada exchange rate is these days but last time I was in Quebec I was paying about a third more to fill up my tank then I would down here. So I'd expect you to be down to about $3.40 (U.S.) per gallon these days.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 11:16 AM   #3156
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I've noticed that fuel in the big cities of AU costs way more than outside.

For example, in Melbourne I filled the tank at 117.9 c/L, in Brisbane this morning at 121.9 c/L.

In Alice Springs, along the Great Ocean Road and on the way from Cairns to Brisbane we gassed up at 139.9 c/L in average.

In NZ Unleaded costs 188.9 and diesel 121.9 and I don't understand this enormous difference between AU and NZ.
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I don't know what the U.S./Canada exchange rate is these days
Google is your friend very easily:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=1+CAD+to+USD
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 01:11 PM   #3158
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Got a voucher in the post today, spend £40 in store, get £0.12 per litre off fuel.



It's one of the cheapest places in town for fuel anyway so I'll be paying around £0.95 (€1.21) per litre for petrol ($5.60 per US gallon) when I fill up next. They also sent me other vouchers for the same discount valid through January and February.
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Old January 3rd, 2015, 04:02 PM   #3159
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Google is your friend very easily:

http://lmgtfy.com/?q=1+CAD+to+USD
It was 1 a.m. and I was being conversational....

EDIT. 85 cents?? It was 1 to 1 like 15 months ago.

And the Euro's down to a buck 20? Good time for travel.

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Got a voucher in the post today, spend £40 in store, get £0.12 per litre off fuel.

It's one of the cheapest places in town for fuel anyway so I'll be paying around £0.95 (€1.21) per litre for petrol ($5.60 per US gallon) when I fill up next. They also sent me other vouchers for the same discount valid through January and February.
Interesting.

Yesterday I gassed up my car with a discount of .15 cents a gallon using my Hy-Vee fuel saver card. I paid only $1.84 a gallon.

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