Gasoline is Soooo Cheap

TreeHugger Jeremy was shocked, shocked to find gas is $3.59 in LA. We laughed, paying a buck more than that and looking at $ 5.00 per gallon this summer. Xin Lu of Wisebread wondered why Americans think gas is so expensive, and compared it to some other liquids around the house. Gas was cheaper than just about everything, from milk to mineral water to orange juice. A Starbucks Frappuccino costs six times as much as gas, and probably has close to as many calories of energy. She concludes that "gasoline is ridiculously cheap in America, and perhaps that is why we do not have very good public transit systems compared to Europe." ::Wise Bread

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