18 December 2011

Price of Gas in France, Part 3

27 days ago I posted an update here on the price of regular unleaded gasoline in France, comparing it to what we were paying in April — 1.56€ per liter.

Walking to the gas station this afternoon to take this photo, I was not prepared for what I saw.

Today Agip is selling one liter of unleaded for exactly the same amount as last month — 1.50€.

I have no idea how these things work. Have fears about Europe's debt crisis finally calmed? Is winter putting the freeze on the Arab Spring? Something else?

The only thing I know for sure is that at this price, driving from Lyon to Le Croisic for the holidays will cost approximately 100€ in gasoline.

Even when paying highway tolls, this is significantly cheaper than taking France's fast train, at least for a family of four. So much for our geste pour la planète.

Next up: Christmas au Croisic.

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