On Tue, 22 Jan 2008 14:59:32 +1300, I said, "Pick a card, any card"
Anywhere from $2.73 to $3.25 per gallon.
Nobody in America uses petrol. Petroleum is what gasoline used to be
before it became refined. Refined is probably a word that you need
to look up, Greg.
I asked for ther price per _Litre_ Ray. You assured me that metrics were
acceptable in the USa.
I don't want the price per gallon because I don't know what a US gallon
is, nor do I want to know./
Tell me the quoted price per Litre in the USa.
I also know about oil, petroleum, gasoline aand _petrol_.
If you bothered to check the situation out you would find that producing
"gasoline" and "petrol" were to somewhat different refining processes
On Tue, 22 Jan 2008 16:31:04 +1300, I said, "Pick a card, any card"
Did you miss the part about the US not using petrol? If so, read it
again. They don't use petrol so there won't be a price per liter on
it. Ever. Deal.
Then you are really, really dumb. Dumber than I first believed. I at
least know what a liter is and can deal with metric. You claim to be
the smartest man in the model railroad hobby and you can't even
figure out what a US gallon is. How disturbing for you.
Go to the web site and use your superpower brain to convert it.
Can't do it? No surprise.
Yupp, we use "gas" here in New Zealand:
Coal gas. - no longer available but used during WWII petrol rationing.
LPG. - sold at petrol stations for cars with LPG conversions.
CNG. - sold at petrol stations for cars with CNG conversions.
Oxygen. - for gas welding.
Acetyline. - for gas welding.
Argon. - ditto.
For years I read about "Gas/electrics" in Model Railroader magazine and
wondered how they got any respectable mileage from them without having
huge gas bags attached. (assuming in the 1920s the gas would be coal
On Tue, 22 Jan 2008 20:45:05 +1300, I said, "Pick a card, any card"
Dung head? Oh, dear. You lose more ground when you slip into ad
You just stated it was impossible. Make up your mind, Greg. Either
you're too stupid (something you cannot help) or you're ignorant
(something you can help). Either way, you claimed you couldn't ever
figure it out. Now you state that you can.
The fact is that gasoline COULD be sold legally in the US by the
liter. That's what having dual standards is all about. There are
still pumps (or there were in 2005 when I last traveled across the
USA by car) that dispense fuel and indicate both measures.
You remain the expert in being ignorant, Greg. Petrol is the quaint
little name for gasoline here in Oz and NZ. Petrol is short for
petroleum, not gasoline. Your car runs on either diesel or gasoline.
The impossibility is to know _which_ particular gallon is being
discussed in an international forum.
So you can quote me the price per Litre in 2005!
No Ray, "petrol" is not short for "petroleum".
"Petrol" is short for "Refined petroleum" - the stuff that yanks call
"Gasoline" was so named because it was originally/is a distilate of
"oil/petroleum", ie seperated in a gaseous state.
"Petrol" was originally obtained by allowing oil to seperate into layers
I have a number of choices for powering my car:
- CNG. (AKA "Gas")
- LPG. (AKA "Gas")
- Cooking oil.
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