$6.40 Per Gallon For Gas – Rising Gas Prices In Australia Affect Business Owners. Where Will It Stop?
How would you like to pay $6.40 per gallon for gas? Well, that’s what we pay in Australia.
There are a few things different about gas in Australia compared with the US. For a start it’s not called gas. It’s petrol. We fill up at the petrol station, also known as the garage.
The thing that’s the same though is that the price is rapidly going up, and up and up. It’s a major talking point and a very real concern. Some large supermarkets offer discount fuel vouchers. When you buy $30 worth of goods, you get 4c off per liter at the pump. The petrol stations honoring this are owned by the supermarkets, so they can’t lose.
Australians buy petrol by the liter. There are roughly 4 liters to a gallon. Today’s local petrol price here was $1.50 per liter. In the capital cities it was reported at $1.60 per liter. That makes it a whopping $6.40 per gallon.
In balance with the Australian wage, this is very expensive, and is hitting families and businesses hard. Petrol affects goods and services as well as leisure.
How About You?
How are gas/petrol prices affecting you and your home business? Where will it stop? I often wonder how much serious large scale research is going into trialling alternative energy sources to power vehicles. This is an urgent issue. How long will it take to become mainstream?
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