Gas (Gaz) and Benzine (Gasoline) Prices On Our Recent Village Trip…

The village trip is always a good trip for checking gas and Benzine prices. This article was triggered by an article that I just saw called: AAA’s Daily Fuel Gauge Report. I see something just short of $4 a gallon when I look at the chart right now for America. I found a propane price of around $3 per gallon for propane…

Well Russians (like Americans) are having a fit about the price of fuel in Russia. It seems that they feel that they are paying a price too high for Liquid Gold. Lets see what I found on this trip that Sveta and I just took. We easily covered over a 1200 km and found fuel stations back in the isolation of society and fuel stations in busy Moscow. The farther away from Moscow we got the cheaper the fuel got. Here is what we found…

Moscow cheapest price:
Gasoline (Benzine): 23.5 rubles per liter = 88.95 rubles per gallon = $3.18 a gallon…
Propane (Gaz or Gas): 14 rubles per liter = 53 rubles per gallon = $1.89 a gallon…

400+ km from Moscow cheapest price:
Gasoline (Benzine): 21 rubles per liter = 79.5 rubles per gallon = $2.84 a gallon…
Propane (Gaz or Gas): 13.5 rubles = 51.10 rubles per gallon = $1.83 a gallon…

(1 US gallon = 3.785 liters, $1 = 28 rubles)

Now I will not say that you won’t pay a higher price and if you do then the term fool was invented for people like that. The highest priced station in Russia seems to be the BP (British Petroleum) stations. You will find fuel as high as 32 rubles a liter at these stations and anyone who caters to a BP station needs to have their head checked. But like in America, BP stations are a world of “everything under one roof” and you can stop, get fuel, food and fun under one roof… 🙂

Now once again this is regular unleaded fuel for the benzine comparison. I don’t and won’t use that high dollar stuff because it is a rip off. We have stations with two levels of 98 octane, 5 levels of 95 octane, 3 levels of 92 octane and always just one type of 80 octane. (My dreams come true when we find leaded 76 octane for the old farm trucks. The old Volga just purrs when we get to use that fuel, just like it does on propane) We found several times 92 for 23.5 rubles so your car can run on 92 just fine. All those choices are suppose to make your car run faster and clean that engine. We use 80 octane benzine and 100+ octane propane and tool down the road just fine – thank you!

Conclusion is that Russians have it made compared to the rest of the world. Russians need to plan ahead for their fuel stops and not allow the price gouging stations to catch them. There are several brands of fuel in Russia that have very good quality fuel. I keep two or three extra fuel filters in the tool box and some water remover (fuel deicer) for when we get a poor tank of fuel. I was very surprised by the price of propane in America. That is not a bargain at $3 dollars a gallon. Now you see why I am burning propane here in Russia…

Kyle and Sveta
Windows to Russia!

PS: These prices are sad for a person that filled his first tank of gas up on his first car for 18 cents a gallon. (Called a gas war back then!) I remember filling up at a Sinclair station near Grain Vally, Missouri USA. It was a green 1969 Volkswagen Beetle and I got a green dinosaur for filling up. Now that is just right…

kKEETON @ Windows to Russia…

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