Pop Quiz: The Things We Do For...Gas
Answer: A) the Netherlands
The reason why the Netherlands pays around $6.50 US dollars per gallon of gasoline, while Venezuela only pays $.12, -- and the main factor accounting for the difference in gas prices between nations -- is government policy. In the case of the Netherlands, gasoline is heavily taxed, whereas in countries like Venezuela, Egypt and Iran, gasoline is heavily subsidized by the government.
Source: CNN Money