The price of petrol hit a new high yesterday with one garage owner charging an astonishing £9.10 a gallon.
The news was greeted with fury by motorists who are suffering increasing torment as the tanker drivers’ strike bites deep.
That’s almost $20 a gallon, folks. Lots more at the link above.
People in the US are reportedly changing their holiday plans – after petrol reached the “ridiculous” price of up to 50p a litre. The national average for unleaded fuel is $3.53 a US gallon – which works out at just over 47p a litre. But the price in California, the most expensive state for ‘gas’ in the US, has reached 51p a litre with diesel even higher at 59p.
US motorists will get little sympathy from their British counterparts where petrol is well over £1 a litre and diesel around £1.20.
100p per pound. You do the math.