For my US chums.
Recently watched a (CNN?) report on the rising cost of petrol in the US, and how it was significantly affecting people and businesses. One interviewee predicted that the four dollar gallon of petrol would cause the economy and society in general to collapse.
Here in the UK, petrol is more expensive. And more locally in the Outer Hebrides ... well, here's a picture taken by Leanish on the Isle of Barra of his local petrol and diesel station:
That works out in US currency, for diesel, (remembering that a US gallon is different in volume to a UK one) at...
9 dollars and 25 cents per gallon.
And stop press - since that picture was taken 2 weeks ago, the price has jumped up again, by the equivalent of 15 US cents per gallon. Ouch, and I don't even drive.
Soon, we'll have the 10 US dollar gallon of petrol. Maybe CNN et al should do a report from here?
[Stop press number 2] Price jumped up yet again on April 11th. It's now £1.31 a litre for diesel on Barra, or not far off the 10 US dollars per gallon mark.