Price Per Gallon - Page 2




 
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Boots
 
April 30th, 2006  
Missileer
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by moving0target
In the US it differs state to state, but the average is $.30 per gallon. I'm pretty curious about the Europeans as well.

And, with a foray to Wikipedia, I've got what's probably a close approximation. Seems in the UK, they pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $3.37 per gallon in taxes. OUCH!
Voila!! Er, I mean right-o!
April 30th, 2006  
Ted
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by moving0target
In the US it differs state to state, but the average is $.30 per gallon. I'm pretty curious about the Europeans as well.

And, with a foray to Wikipedia, I've got what's probably a close approximation. Seems in the UK, they pay somewhere in the neighborhood of $3.37 per gallon in taxes. OUCH!
Hahahahaha peanuts! I just looked it up on our government.nl website. It seems that on every litre we pay 65% tax. If I take the little arithmetic with price, gallon I end up paying a staggering $4.03 per gallon! And our wages are lower then yours and we pay ridiculous tax on our wages as well.

I am starting to worry guys. First I altered my views on guns and now on taxes.... what's happening????
May 1st, 2006  
moving0target
 
 
Next thing you know, Ted, you'll be listening to Rush Limbaugh over the internet...and agreeing with what he says. Heh.
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Boots
May 1st, 2006  
mmarsh
 
 
Its about $4.30 in France, good thing I don't have a car, I'd have to give up such luxuries such as eating.

I believe the most expensive is the UK in Western Europe where its over $5.00 a gallon.
May 1st, 2006  
PJ24
 
 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mmarsh
Its about $4.30 in France, good thing I don't have a car, I'd have to give up such luxuries such as eating.
It is about that much in Canada as well.

I expect we will see $3.50 before long.

There is a small movement with in the US starting. Some towns are boycotting the larger gas companies. Of course, this won't have a huge impact, but it is a message nonetheless.

The government is going to HAVE to step in and cut this out, I don't care how much they lose in taxes.
May 1st, 2006  
Ted
 
 
People tried that overhere too. The plan was to not visite any gas station for 1 day. Unfortunately many people didn't help with this. The signal was very clear but due to the limited number of participants politics whiped it away. Too bad and a lost chance to make a loud and clear statement!
May 1st, 2006  
sven hassell
 
 
The U.K press have coined a phrase recently-"Rip-off Britain"
Heres a couple of examples why;
Coke and the water scandal
Posted by: aroney on Wednesday, March 03, 2004 - 11:10 AM GMT
I'm sure we all knew how dodgy coke were but I don't think anyone ever thought they would bottle tap water at a cost of 0.03p and then sell it on at 95p. I am referring to the bottled water called Dasani. Coke are actually making a markup of up to 3,166% per 500ml bottle. Coke claim that the markup is because of the filtering and mineral addition that occurs. However, the water companies supplying Coke with the water claim it is already fit for human consumption because it has gone through 9 filtering and screening processes.

It looks like Coke are just trying to exploit more people and at a time when people, particularly young children, are being encouraged to choose healthier drinks over the fizzy ones the company is traditionally associated with.

For more information on this issue visit the following links:
ABC Online Australia
Newsday.com
Glasgow Daily Record
Independent


and also.....

Why UK petrol prices remain high

By Bill Wilson
BBC News business reporter




A large slice of the UK petrol price goes to the Treasury


Soaring profits at Anglo-Dutch energy giant Royal Dutch Shell and other oil firms have led to calls from motorists for station forecourt petrol prices to be cut.
Shell's figures come as motorists face prices of about 90p a litre at pumps.
Some groups, such as the Fuel Lobby - which last year unsuccessfully tried to make the government reduce tax on fuel - said the profits were excessive.
"The British motorist is being hammered by, if not excessive taxation, then excessive profiteering," it said.


Spokesman Andrew Spence said fuel users were "getting hit on all sides".
'No rip-off'
However, most of Shell's profits comes from finding and extracting oil, and then selling it on to the markets - where the price is very high at present due to a number of factors, including demand, political instability and acts of nature.
Very little profit comes from forecourt sales of fuel - which in the UK attracts among the highest taxes in Europe.
Oil companies cannot set the world oil price, which is set on the world markets


Nick Vandervell, of the UK Petroleum Industry Association (UKPIA), said: "Before tax, fuel prices in the UK are among the cheapest in Europe."



Shell makes record UK profits


In the UK fuel duty is set at 47.1p for every litre of unleaded petrol and diesel while VAT is a further 17.5%.
Of the 90p a litre that the motorist pays, therefore, the Treasury receives 60.5p or 67%, and it costs the garage 23.2p to buy the petrol. That leaves a margin of just 6.3p, or 7% of the litre price, for the forecourt, which also has to meet the cost of running the petrol station. According to the AA, if a garage makes as much as a 2p profit out of a litre of petrol, "that is a lot".

How Rip-Off Britain started
In 1986 I campaigned British Telecom to itemise their telephone bills. It was absurd that a phone bill only showed the 'final amount to pay', leaving the consumer no idea whether phone calls were accurately recorded or not and, more importantly, leaving no recourse for challenge or complaint! It was akin to going to the petrol station and filling up the car with no visible pump meter present! After arriving back from Canada (where phone bills had been itemised for years), this was my first rude awakening to 'Rip-Off Britain'.
The 'Rip-Off Britain' campaign got into full swing in 1998 when I launched my website in an effort to get justice for the British public. I have since appeared on BBC2 Newsnight, Sky News, numerous national and local radio stations and talk shows, have written various articles, and have even 'duped' the scammers at their own game! I continue to vigorously campaign for the British consumer in one the most expensive, 'cutthroat' and consumer exploited countries in the World.



The Rip-Off continues
The phrase "Rip-Off Britain" was originally coined during 1997 because of the vast difference in car prices in the UK as compared with the rest of Europe. 'Rip-Off' is now part of our everyday language - especially when we realise or discover to our horror, anger and dismay we've been duped, scammed, 'taken for a ride', or have been plain diddled out of our hard earned money by shoddy goods, poor service, unscrupulous or sharp business practices, exorbitant charges, etc.
My aim is to ensure that 'Rip-Off Britain' remains ingrained in our mind-set, by reminding people to be more vigilant in their purchases and everyday dealings. However, if you do unfortunately get 'ripped-off', you're going to discover that by using my proven methods & tactics of complaint, you'll achieve a satisfactory outcome and a result in your favour in the majority of cases.
Our understanding the British 'rip-off' culture has vastly improved over the past decade or so. But despite our efforts and the many media campaigns on TV & Radio; the 'so-called' voluntary business codes of conduct that is supposed to be the 'magic bullet' to protect us all, and successive Government intervention by often weak and ineffective legislation, there are STILL significant areas within our economy and throughout society where British consumers are continually being Ripped-Off !