Sunday, June 15, 2008

Yanquis get gas in Mexico

Besides from the yummy food!

Yahoo! News

If there's pain at the pump in the U.S., Mexico may just have a remedy. A gallon of regular unleaded gasoline in San Diego retails for an average price of $4.61 a gallon. A few miles south, in Tijuana, it's about $2.54 — even less if you pay in pesos.

The lower prices mean a U.S. motorist could save almost $54 filling up a two-year-old Ford F150 pickup with a 26-gallon fuel tank in Mexico.

The differential in diesel is even greater, selling at $5.04 a gallon in San Diego County and $2.20 in Tijuana.

Gas is cheaper in Mexico because of a government subsidy intended to keep inflationary forces in check. (my em)

That would never happen here, of course. Our subsidies are designed to profit the oil companies twice - at the pump as well as from our tax money. Fuck us. Besides, we as taxpayers and consumers are expected to fund both sides in Bush's War On Terror to perpetuate it.

A word of caution about Mexican gas: I have replaced more than one set of pistons in motorcycles because of that stuff. Bikes are more highly tuned for performance than cars, and modern engine management systems can probably handle it just fine (Fixer? 'Nucks?), but I would say if your engine starts sounding like gravel rattlin' around in a tin can, put in some American gas quick. It's cheaper than an engine job.

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