Highest & Cheapest Gas Prices by Country

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

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Company Symbol % Change
Hess Corp HES:US 2.20
ConocoPhillips COP:US 4.20
BP PLC BP/:LN 1.26
Exxon Mobil Corp XOM:US 2.40
Chevron Corp CVX:US 2.84
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Canada

Price per gallon of gasoline: $4.76
Rank by most expensive gas: 44
Rank by pain at the pump: 53

Canada is the world's sixth-biggest oil producer and has a higher income per person than the U.S. These stats add up to cheap gas and little pain at the pump. Only Americans use more gas per capita than Canadians.

Canada is the second-biggest country by area, after Russia, and is thinly populated. That makes for long transportation routes, with additional costs that trickle through the economy. Canadians spend 3.1 percent of their income, on average, fueling up.

The average daily income is $143. The share of a day's wages needed to buy a gallon of gas is 3.3 percent.

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