Monday, June 9, 2008

Interesting to Read ....

Interesting to Read ....


*The price of petrol in India is set to go through the roof. Reason?
Global oil prices are at all-time high levels (about $130 per barrel) and
the nation's public sector oil companies can no longer sustain the heavy
subsidy on petroleum products.

So which are the nations where the price of petrol is highest and lowest in
the world?
*
1. Turkey : Rs 113.30 per litre*

In Turkey , the prices of petrol are the highest in the world. Petrol costs a
whopping $2.68 or about Rs 113.30 per litre here. Guess, it's not a place
one would want to drive in.

*2. Norway ( Oslo ): Rs 112 per litre*

In Norway ( Oslo ), petrol prices are amongst the highest in the world and a
shade lower than those in Turkey . In Olso petrol costs $2.65 or about Rs 112
per litre.

*3. United Kingdom : Rs 95.50 per litre*

In United Kingdom , too, the cost of petrol is shockingly high. Petrol costs
$2.26 or about Rs 95.50 per litre here.

*4. Hong Kong : Rs 84.10 per litre*

In Hong Kong , petrol prices are a bit lower than in European nations, but it
still boasts of the most expensive oil in Asia . Petrol costs $1.99 or about
Rs 84.10 per litre in Hong Kong .

*5. Brazil (Sao Paolo): Rs 66 per litre*

In Brazil (Sao Paolo), the price of petrol is much higher than in India and
costs $1.56 or approximately Rs 66 per litre.

*6. Canada : Rs 57 per litre*

In Canada , petrol costs $1.35 or about Rs 57 per litre, slightly more than
the price in India or the United States .

*7. India : Rs 51 per litre*

In dollar terms, *the cost of petrol in India (in Mumbai, specifically) is
around $1.20 (Rs 50.76) per litre*. And it is set to rise by about 10-15 per
cent.

*8. Pakistan : Rs 44.80 per litre*

In Pakistan , petrol costs less than it does in India . At $1.06 or about Rs
44.80 per litre, petrol is still affordable here.

*9. The United States : Rs 44.25 per litre*

In United States , petrol costs $1.047 or about Rs 44.25 per litre. And this
is the price after a recent increase. Even this led to a huge uproar in the
nation and reports said that many Americans are now looking to drive
fuel-efficient small cars.

*10. Russia ( Moscow ): Rs 42.275 per litre*

In Russia ( Moscow ), petrol costs $1 or about Rs 42.275 per litre. Russia , of
course, also has huge oil reserves.

*11. China : Rs 31.30 per litre*

In China , petrol costs $0.74 or about Rs 31.30 per litre. That is almost
half of what it costs in India .

*12. Malaysia ( Kuala Lumpur ): Rs 25.40 per litre*

In Malaysia ( Kuala Lumpur ), petrol costs $0.60 or about Rs 25.40 per litre.

*13. United Arab Emirates : Rs 15.65 per litre*

In the United Arab Emirates , petrol costs $0.37 or about Rs 15.65 per litre.


*14. Saudi Arabia ( Riyadh ): Rs 5 per litre*

In Saudi Arabia ( Riyadh ), petrol costs $0.12 or about Rs 5 per litre. That's
10 per cent of what it costs in India ! Petrol costs are phenomenally cheap
in Riyadh , but not the cheapest in the world.

*15. Venezuela ( Caracas ): Rs 2.12 per litre*

In Venezuela ( Caracas ) petrol costs the least in the world. It is priced at
$0.05 or Rs 2.12 per litre!
The country subsidises fuel prices for its citizens from the money it makes
from selling crude oil to other nations. Venezuela is a major oil-producing
nation.

Next any of your friends or relatives visits Saudi, Dubai or Venezuela tell
them to bring Petrol instead of chocolates and perfumes.

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