Then Norway is cheap too....
Here in the Netherlands one gallon premium will set
you back $6.69 per gallon...
Talking about TAX
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Sent: Wednesday, September 05, 2007 4:34
Subject: Re: IML: Lead Additive
The price difference in motor fuels in other countries, has little to do
with the cost of crude, or refining. The major factor is the TAXES , gas in
South America, is as little as 17 cents per gallon, Norway has vast oil and
gas reserves, but are taxed $4-5 per gallon. Here we pay about 60-70 cents per
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From: "Steve B."
> >I just have to jump in
when I saw those figures about octane ratings...
> >I always
wonder why gasoline in the US is so cheap whe you compare it with
>the price in my country.
> >Gasoline will cost three times as
much overhere, you see.
> I lifted this from about.com
> Gasoline pumps typically post octane numbers as an average of two
> values. Often you may see the octane rating quoted as
(R+M)/2. One value is
> the research octane number (RON), which is
determined with a test engine
> running at a low speed of 600 rpm.
The other value is the motor octane
> number (MON), which is
determined with a test engine running at a higher
> speed of 900 rpm.
If, for example, a gasoline has an RON of 98 and a MON of
> 90, then
the posted octane number would be the average of the two values or
> I think the difference you are seeing between your
octane numbers an the
> ones used in the USA are just different ways
of calculating the octane.
> Steve B.
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