can Gas is Cheap in USA & Europe...???

@Tushavi (2075)
India
January 8, 2013 10:22am CST
hi to all well, I'm confused when always read a sentence on web "Earn Money Because you Need Money For Your Living,Home & Car Gas???" Can gas is such an Important thing??? Here in Pakistan we use gas for stove burning & cost of gas is here $0.50 per LTR, I guess its not so expensive compares to others things here??? can anyone of you explain whats the value & prices of gas in USA & Europe??? Its a expensive or cheap thing??? have a nice day...
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@bestboy19 (5482)
• United States
10 Jan 13
It's hard to say what the cost of gasoline is. We have so much tax attached to it.
@dorannmwin (36609)
• United States
10 Jan 13
I would definitely not say that gas in the United States is cheap right now, but I will also say that the price of gas right now is not near the highest that I've ever seen it. I haven't really been out of the house in the last couple of days so I cannot tell you exactly what the price of gas is today but the cheapest that I saw on Monday when I was out was $3.13 a gallon. I remember when I first started driving it was actually only a little bit over a dollar per gallon and that was only sixteen years ago.
@bellis716 (4808)
• United States
10 Jan 13
Here in Texas, gasoline is cheap at $3.09 per gallon (compared with the rest of the nation). Automobiles and the gas to power them are necessary because our city has no public transportation. Most of our residents work in the nearby city and drive 20 to 40 miles each way to work. I don't have to do that any more, because I';m retired. However, because of our age, we have to go see more doctors more frequently . My husband's 4 doctors are fairly close, less than 10 miles. My doctors are more scattered. My primary care doctor is located 15 miles in one direction and my neurologist 25 miles in a different direction. Only my thyroid doctor and dentist are reasonably close. It's about 3 miles to my thyroid doctor, and our dentist is 3/4 mile in the opposite direction. We buy groceries, either at the commissary 2 mile to the west, or the supermnarket, 4 miles to the north.
@Christoph56 (1509)
• Canada
9 Jan 13
Reading through the posts on here, it's kinda crazy to me how the Americans are complaining about having their gas at $3.50 per gallon. I'm up in Canada, and we get our gas by the liter, but our average prices when converted to gallons is just over $5 per gallon. But still, we use cars as much as the Americans, because our city systems are built up the same way. Shopping in major centers like massive malls and downtown, and the people living in suburbs, at least 5-10km away. I'm lucky to live in a city of transit. On both the major roads 2 blocks from me there are buses that come by every 8 minutes, and about 7 blocks away is the Skytrain, where I can get to the other side of the city faster then a car. I don't even own a car anymore, because the prices are just insane!
@Ollanna11 (372)
• United States
9 Jan 13
I've only lived in the US up to this point in my life. I have enough experience to say that everything is inflated. From the groceries to gas for car and gas for heating I once had a natural gas bill that was 150.00 one month. Of course this was during winter months when I needed more heat but still unacceptable. Then of course you work and taxes come out of your wages. In this US your somewhat of a slave. No matter how hard you work your still playing catch up. Sometimes I want a break.
• United States
9 Jan 13
Here in the US, we use gas in different ways: as natural gas, it is used for heating, for cooking and warming water; as gasoline, it is used to power cars and trucks. I live in NE Pennsylvania and around here, the price ranges from $3.37 to $3.60 a gallon in USD. It takes up a large portion of our monthly budget, and prevents us from traveling as much as we'd like.
@AmbiePam (43543)
• United States
9 Jan 13
Gas is expensive, but we need it to drive. In the U.S. most people have to drive to get around. And that requires a lot of gas over time.
@blue65packer (11836)
• United States
9 Jan 13
In the US we rely on our cars alot! If we had transite sytems like other countries do,buses,more trains,more subways for example,we would not be complaining on the price of gasoline! Right now for regualr unleaded is $3.25 a gl. To use American's that is to high! In Europe people don't drive like we do here. They use tranasit so much more so their gas prices are etremely high! Like three times or more then the US is! So know mater how you look at it,gasoline is expensive in Europe and the USA!
• India
9 Jan 13
Its can be cheap there. But in India, the price is raising at very high speed.Many people facing problem related to this but our government is in huge pressure.
@dreamhome (558)
• India
9 Jan 13
In US, Car Gas is more importantly added with cost of living because they call the car fuel as gas - which is gasoline. And it is not the regular gas that is used for cooking.
@rawar31 (112)
• Saint Vincent And The Grenadines
8 Jan 13
Well Ive seen that too and thought the same. From what I've heard it is a struggle with gas in the US. Here in my country, in the carribbean, gas is sort of high but not unmanageable, but it does fluctuate. I figure gas would be more costly during winter though and for those who use it to drive alot of has restaurants etc. A little extra even if its not than high is always acceptable though.
@sid556 (31019)
• United States
8 Jan 13
Hi Tushavi, Well, I put gas in my car the other day and it was 3.69 per gallon and it could have risen since then. I live in the USA and yes it is important as we don't have good public transportation systems here as they do in other countries. We all have individual cars and need them in order to travel back and forth to work and get groceries etc. They do have a local bus system which will take you around to the major shopping areas but the problem in that is that once on the bus, you have to go the whole entire route and it can take up a good chunk of your day if you have other things to do. There is also a bus system that runs to and from the clinic/hospital and is used mainly by the disabled and elderly. That also runs on a schedule so if you have an appt. that does not happen to fall when the bus is in your area then you have to find your own way there. Considering the poor state that our economy is in right now, gas is a very expensive commodity.
@ddaguno (3110)
• Philippines
8 Jan 13
gas is definitely cheaper in the Middle East than in other countries. It think the closer you are to KSA, Bahrain and Abu Dhabi then the cheaper it will be.
@mariaperalta (19225)
• Mexico
8 Jan 13
Here in mexico gas stove gas is like 50 cents per liter, but gas for car is like 3.55 a gallon us here. Very high for us...
@Sir_bobby88 (8246)
• Singapore
8 Jan 13
Seriously i don't think Gas can get cheaper anywhere in the world if we can't anymore natural gas resources in the world . Things will only get more and more expensive as time goes.
@ShyBear88 (16860)
• United States
8 Jan 13
First you have to understand supple and demanded. In the US we have very little gas and there is different types of gas. There is gas in the air form or gas in liquid form. Liquid is more expensive because we don't have our own oil in the US and what amount we have is very little so they can raise the price and get more gas from other country if your country has gas and oil it'll be cheaper because you have a lot. We do have gas stoves but that is air gas which is a different price and most people have electric because it's cheaper.
@dragon54u (30837)
• United States
8 Jan 13
I think gas for your stove is a different thing. The gas we need here is gasoline, which is made from oil. It is, right now, about $3.10 per gallon and has been as high as over $4 per gallon. My car gets 33 miles per gallon in the city and more on a highway where I don't have to stop a lot. Gas is expensive, especially when a person only makes about $8 per hour and it takes at least a gallon of gas to get to work and back. Public transportation is very inefficient here so nearly everyone has to have cars. That means buying the car, maintaining it, paying for insurance and paying for gas. Even a used car, if it is any good, costs $5,00-$10,000. So you see, the price of gas is very important and the higher it is, the less we can afford to spend on other things. Most people will spend $35-$100 a week just on gas so they can get to work and back. I have heard that gasoline is even high in Europe. If you're talking about heating gas, it is also expensive. I spend about $80 a month heating my house. Most people spend at least twice that. If you have a gas stove, you'll spend even more.
@subhojit10 (7384)
• India
8 Jan 13
Thanks a ton for sharing this discussion. Well prices of gas are not the same in all countries. The country that exports more gas will obviously have its prices less. While there are some countries where there is dearth of gas and hence the prices will be high. In gulf countries u can see very less price of oil and gas as they are widely available and produced. So all in all it is an important commodity. What say?