GIR Erster Beitrag: 10. Mai 2003 Letzter Beitrag: 24. Mai 2003 I just read a report that the gasoline prices in the US are upto 2.27 dollar/gallon. Here in The Netherlands we pay 2.76 dollar/gallon and almost 40% of that goes to taxes. I remember that the prices were around a dollar per gallon when I was there back in 1998. Now the war is over the price of crude oil is beginning to drop but the because of a supply shortage the US still can't get the oil it needs. The shortage is so immense that if one refinery breaks down or there's a problem in the supply line of ships then the prices will hike up another 30 cent's. Even if none of the feared accidents happen there will not be enough oil to get through the summer so the prices will atleast hike up another 20 cents during the summer. A price of max 2.88 dollar/gallon at the end of this year is expected. I think you guyz will be having a ruff summer. I kinda feel your pain because the US used to be the only country where you could do stuff without Gov regulation and taxes up your nose. But now that all has changed aswell. I guess we've traded places now. Here in the EU prices are dropping and the gov's are moving toward deregulation to give companies more freedom and in the US you're moving towards higher prices and more rules.