Lets Talk Gasoline (Benzine) Price in Turkey…

Sveta and I were just in Turkey. In Turkey Gasoline is sky high in price and I really think that if Russians and Americans had to pay these prices as in Turkey then people would really riot…

Turkey uses lira as money. Gasoline is priced in lira. Price per liter (not gallon) in Turkey runs approximately 4.5 lira per liter for the cheap stuff. 1 Turkish lira = 0.539403 U.S. dollars so that means as of right now a liter of gasoline cost about $2.43 per liter. There is 3.78541178 liters per US gallon. That means a gallon of gasoline in Turkey costs = $9.21 per US gallon…

Now I see a lot of $3.30 per US gallon in America when checking the gas price charts. This changes but it looks like a good place to start. In Russia I will figure what I saw as price when I rode the taxi home from the airport. That means the price is higher than when we travel because Moscow has a higher price for fuel. I saw 21 rubles per liter in Moscow as the cheapest price.(I also saw 36 rubles for super 98 plus but we will use the lowest grade that I see available within reason. That means about 90 octane!) 21 rubles equates to $2.57 a US gallon. That is using 31 rubles per dollar for your information…

Tidbit of information: BP (British Petroleum) is always the most expensive gasoline no matter where we go. I mean it is always the most expensive. So BP is not used in figuring any gas price because it is so elevated in price over everyone else… (Russia and Turkey specifically)

So we have Russia who complains all the time about high price fuel and America who says the country will collapse at any minute because of high price fuel at $2.57 and $3.30 per gallon respectively…

Okay go ahead and say I fudge the numbers. Even if I did and you want to add 20% you will not equate to anything near Turkey pricing. But the fact is that I did not and am using prices that I see in two countries personally and take from http://gasbuddy.com/ for America…

I realize that many parts of the world pay just as much as Turkey and maybe more. I know that in England gasoline is very high. I have seen it as high as $10.00 per gallon…

The one thing that I saw in Turkey was a whole bunch of cars are using propane. Propane is 2.25 lira per liter and even without figuring it you can see why when compared to 4.5 lira per liter that propane would be a viable choice. In fact because we run propane in Russia in our Volga wagon. I kept telling Sveta smell that? She would say, No! Then we would walk some more and I would say smell that? She would say, No! Then I would say that is right because they are all burning propane in their cars. Sveta would then smile as she was thinking of our Sammy the Volga just as I was at that moment…

Driving on Propane Part 1 Driving on Propane Part 2 Driving on Propane Part 3

I saw that in Turkey cars were not dual fuel but propane only. In fact where the gasoline fill normally is. Open the flap and you will find a propane fill valve. I also did not see any reason to say that high gasoline price is the death of an economy. Turkey has an active economy to say the least but in America the whole world falls apart with high fuel prices. Turkey has adapted: They walk more, they use mass transit, they use solar panels to heat water, they conserve, conserve and conserve some more. That word conserve is the big one… 🙂

Kyle Keeton
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