Tuesday, June 17, 2008

You thought you are paying a lot for gas

A Devon petrol station which charged £1.99 a litre for petrol has dropped its prices after coming under fire for cashing in on fuel shortages.
Foxhayes garage at Exwick, near Exeter, was charging the equivalent of more than £9 a gallon on Monday, saying it wanted to conserve stocks.
Fuel price watchdogs slammed the increase as "inexcusable".
And on Tuesday the price had dropped to £1.20 a litre for petrol and £1.36 for diesel, with a maximum £5 spend.
A member of staff at the garage told BBC News: "It got a bit extreme. I heard on the radio that we were more vilified than George Bush."
The woman, who did not want to be named, said motorists had been "quite pleasant" despite the rise in prices.
"Some taxi drivers were upset because they did not see the price before they filled up."
UK£ 1.99 = 3.841297 U.S. dollars
1 liter = 0.264172052 US gallons
1 US gallon = 3.78541178 liters

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