Why is gasoline so much more in the UK?

@bcote212 (1112)
United States
March 5, 2008 3:52pm CST
I live in Baltimore in the US and we are paying about $3.15 per gallon. I have a friend who lives in the UK and says its like $7 a gallon there. Why is it so much more there? Are the cars more economical?
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@barehugs (8984)
• Canada
6 Mar 08
I was visiting in England in 03 and Petrol was out of sight at that time. There are 3 reasons for this. First- The whole British Isles will fit nicely into lake Ontario so there's really no place to go in England and secondly-The rail service is second to none. You can go anyplace by train and its inexpensive. Thirdly- because driving is a Luxery its taxed to the Hilt. There are many familys who don't own a car, but even so the Roads are jammed with motor-cars.All the more reason to tax drivers.
• United States
5 Mar 08
I'm not sure why gas would cost so much in the UK, but just a thought here; I know that one U.S. dollar is worth half a British pound, so $7 U.S. dollars would be like 3.50 in British pounds...