How is this even legal?
He's complaining about the price discrepancy of Unleaded to Plus to Premium. Typically the difference is around 10 cents a gallon, 30 cents is pretty insane.
As >>14220574 said, driving is a privilege, not a right. If you don't like the gas price, don't fucking buy it.
Holy shit, I'm in North Queensland and I thought $1.40/L was bad. Then again, I don't know the litre-to-gallon conversion, nor the current AUD-to-USD conversion.
Down south though it was like $1.19/L for Unleaded 91, and like $1.30 or so for Premium 98.
>price gouging of a publicly traded commodity is also illegal
However OP is gay. I'm more pissed bout the cash/credit difference in general. Where I live it's like $.10-$.20 difference per gallon. MUCH more than the 2% processing fee.
I once got exactly 40.000 gallons for 50.000 dollars. It was the greatest time of my entire year. I took a picture, but that phone broke and I have no way to prove it to anyone.
because premium sells less than regular and thus the market hasn't caught up.
Also because the market has a lot of low-octane crude (oil sands, etc) in it. High octane gas is easier to refine from good 'ol Saudi sweet oil, but the expansion of alternative American drilling markets has resulted in more common and available low-octane crude base.
but I feel your pain broheim. 1.559 for regular today at the shell, 2.499 for VPOWAHNITRROOOOOOOOOOOOOO
Why should it be a right to get behind the controls of a one and a half ton metal death machine that travels at speeds our soft, squishy, fleshy bodies were never meant to travel at?
Look at the quality of drivers on the roads as it is.
It's a privilege given to you by whatever government office handles your driver's license.
The government giveth you the privilege to drive, and if you can't drive to an acceptable standard, the government taketh away the privilege to drive. Well, the privilege to drive LEGALLY. Of course it's possible to drive unlicensed.
>Otherwise you would be provided with a car, insurance, and money for upkeep by the government.
That's not the definition of a right. It's a convention you were born into, and have accepted, but it's not how birthrights work. The 'government' isn't your parent or guardian, or God delegating what non-criminal behaviours you can exercise.
That's exactly what they do, though. It's hard to say 'They can't do that', when that's what already happens.
I mean, the alternative is that it's a right...that can be removed whenever the government deems it necessary.
I don't even know what you're getting at by this point. I'm not saying it's the ideal system, I'm saying it's the system that's in place - the government is the one who says who can and cannot legally drive. So it's either a privilege they hand out, or a right that can be denied at any time.
>regular gas is 2.89 where I live