$10 A Gallon Gasoline In UK

$10 A Gallon Gasoline In UK

Daily Mail

March 6, 2008

Petrol is soaring towards an unprecedented £5 a gallon as oil hits record highs and the Government prepares to further hike fuel duty in next week’s Budget.

The latest misery for motorists comes as official figures show that fuel prices have soared by a staggering 20 per cent in the past 12 months – prompting demands for the 2p a litre tax hike planned from April 1 to be axed.

There is even more pain in the pipeline as Chancellor Alistair Darling prepares next week to crack-down with a range of ‘green’ tax measures on ‘gas-guzzling’ cars blamed for global warming, including 4X4 Chelsea tractors and high performance sports cars. But the measures are likely to hit many mainstream family cars as well.

Official figures show the price of fuel, which includes petrol and diesel, has soared a staggering 19.3 per cent over the last year. This is the steepest increase since records began in 1997, according to the Office for National Statistics.

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$5 Gas Prices Spotted in California

March 5, 2008

If you’re going to be heading down the Big Sur Coastline anytime soon, you’ll probably going to want to have a full tank before you leave with the price of crude oil skyrocketing. With gasoline following the same direction, the Americo gas station in Gorda, just south of Big Sur is selling premium unleaded gas for $5.39 a gallon. If you can do without premium regular’s a relative bargain at $5.19. Prices in many Bay Area cities remain above the statewide average with the price for a gallon of gas in Oakland at $3.51; San Francisco, $3.64; Salinas, $3.56; San Jose, $3.52; and Santa Cruz, $3.51. The average price for a gallon of gas in Santa Rosa sits just under the statewide average at $3.49 and in Vallejo a gallon is averaging $3.47, according to AAA.