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Price of a Gallon of Gas in Russia… (April 20th, 2011)

April 20

I just filled up the Volga and took note of what we are paying per liter. I wanted to figure out at home what that per liter price equates in per gallon amount. Sveta and I just paid 20 rubles per liter and we could have gotten it cheaper by one ruble a few kilometers farther away. Out in the country it is cheaper yet. We find the most expensive fuel as we travel is generally in Moscow. But I have been grumbling because the price has been going up and over the last year I have seen it go up by a few rubles…

So we will use that 20 ruble number per liter. Now this is 80 octane benzine (gasoline). I do not have to burn that high octane stuff and I can save a fortune. I see people with their new foreign cars trying to burn the 80 instead of the 92 and their cars do not do well with the cheap gas. But our Sammy the Russian Volga purrs with 80 octane…

Now lets see how many liters in an American gallon? Google says: 1 US gallon = 3.78541178 liters. So lets round it off to 3.79 to make life easier. We have 3.79 times 20 rubles per liter. That equals 3.79 X 20 = 75.8 rubles per gallon. It takes as of right now today: 28.15 rubles per dollar. So lets divide 75.8 by 28.15 and that equals $2.69 per gallon…

I don’t expect with Russian presidential election season coming in Russia, that price will change a whole lot until after the election. So since that will be in 2012. We have these prices for awhile…

The reason I also bring this up is that I was shocked today after reading an article that: Gas Prices Reach Five Dollars a Gallon in the Nation’s Capital That floored me because I only worry about what I pay in Russia and I was upset about the creeping price of fuel in Russia. After I started to look around the news and saw what is happening in America with gas prices. I will quit complaining. What I found in America and Europe is not good and you all are being taken for a ride. I do not know about Europe but I do know that America has huge reserves of oil and there is no shortage anywhere of any bulk crude oil. Saudi Arabia just pronounced no shortage of oil on the market and Russia has been stating the same thing. There is no shortage of oil

If it has to do with refineries then America better get its act together…

I know that awhile back in Russia (6 or 7 months ago). Putin told Russia to get the price of gasoline under control or else. (Looks like they did.) How much are you willing to pay when there is plenty of oil around?

I grumble at 20 rubles per liter and drive much less than I would otherwise…

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