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Highest & Cheapest Gas Prices by Country

By Tom Randall - 2013-02-13T13:11:46Z

Photograph by SIME/eStock Photo

Company Symbol % Change
Exxon Mobil Corp XOM:US -0.02
Hess Corp HES:US -2.94
Chevron Corp CVX:US -0.55
ConocoPhillips COP:US -1.66
BP PLC BP/:LN -0.78
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Price per gallon of gasoline: $7.96
Rank by most expensive gas: 15
Rank by pain at the pump: 42

A German driver filling the 14.5-gallon (55-liter) tank of Europe's most popular car, Volkswagen's Golf hatchback, pays $115.42, compared with $47.71 for the same fill-up in the U.S. The average cost of gasoline at the pump in Europe is more than double the price in the U.S.

As electric cars increase their penetration, Germans will be able to take advantage of the country's renewable energy infrastructure, which supplies about 25 percent of the country's total electricity.

Per capita daily income in Germany is $113. The share of a day's wages needed to buy a gallon of gas is 7 percent.

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