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Old Feb 9th 2020, 7:24 pm
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Still $3 locally.
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Old Feb 10th 2020, 12:37 pm
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I paid $2.13 here last week but just 4-5 miles away. it's around $2.40.

Just had a trip to Alabama this weekend and the lowest I saw was $1.99 in Troy, AL.
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Old Feb 15th 2020, 2:55 pm
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It's a little weird here, in that some places are going down in price, while others are going up.

The bulk places, like BJ's, down to $2.32G and the cheapest regular station is Cumbies, with their store card at $2.42G and everywhere else seems to be going up, around $2.50-2.62G.
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Old Feb 15th 2020, 3:43 pm
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Sorry for interloping in a USA-focused thread, but since this is on British Expats it might interest you to know the cost of petrol (gas) in my area of the UK (10 mile radius).

Unleaded (95RON) varies between 119.9p-125.9p per litre - that's about $1.56-$1.64 per litre (or $5.90-$6.21 per US gallon).

Super-unleaded (98RON) varies between 128.9p and 133.9p per litre - that's about $1.68-$1.74 per litre (or $6.36-$6-59 per US gallon)

I know the octane rating is different to that used in the USA, I think your AKI is about 4-6 octane numbers below the UK RON...... it's all done to confuse us! For what rating do you base your reported prices?

As you'll see, there is quite a variance between prices within a fairly small, fairly rural area here in the UK (don't ask about Portugal!!). There's also a substantial difference between the "standard" and "premium" fuels - and there are still many cars out there which really don't work well with the lower fuel rating.........

How do you fancy paying those prices? I'll be off now
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Old Feb 15th 2020, 5:15 pm
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Originally Posted by macliam View Post
How do you fancy paying those prices? I'll be off now
Depends if there's any option for public transport...Despite being in the burbs of Boston, other than Uber, there is no way of getting around other than using a car.

There's a pretty huge variation in regular and super here too, and my variation is all within a few miles of each other too.
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Depends if there's any option for public transport...Despite being in the burbs of Boston, other than Uber, there is no way of getting around other than using a car.

There's a pretty huge variation in regular and super here too, and my variation is all within a few miles of each other too.
Fair enough - This is non-metropolitan UK, I think there are two buses a day to the nearest town - and a cab costs £10-£12...........as for Uber? What? - you'd be expecting a local police station next!!

I accept that distances are maybe lower than for people in rural USA - but let's face it, if people were prepared to walk 5 miles to get a pint of milk then we'd need less cars!
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Originally Posted by macliam View Post
Fair enough - This is non-metropolitan UK, I think there are two buses a day to the nearest town - and a cab costs £10-£12...........as for Uber? What? - you'd be expecting a local police station next!!

I accept that distances are maybe lower than for people in rural USA - but let's face it, if people were prepared to walk 5 miles to get a pint of milk then we'd need less cars!
My closest grocery store is 12 miles away. That's a 24-mile round trip. Footpaths here are virtually non-existent, even in the cities, so I would be walking down a major highway (speed limit 65mph) in a country where the standard of driving is appalling. There have been multiple threads on here discussing the ridiculously easy driving test.

There is no public transport within 100 miles of here so the car is all we have. I see some people on bicycles but they're also taking their life in their hands every day.

Back on topic, regular unleaded, which is the one most discussed in this thread is 87 octane and in my area is currently $2.11/gallon.

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