That's the headline the Sun-Times used for an AP piece:
Brits paying $5.79 a gallon
In Britain, the Automobile Association said the average cost of unleaded gasoline was about $5.79 a gallon Wednesday, an increase of 14 cents from Tuesday.
But some gas stations were charging more than $6.31 per gallon for unleaded fuel, and one was selling super unleaded for $7.93.
Glad someone else ran the conversion, and I can only hope they got it right; doubt my ability to run it myself just to confirm, to be honest. Math is hard.
That appears on the same page as this longer piece, Want a hybrid? Get in line:
The rising popularity of the Toyota Prius and Honda Civic hybrids come as sales of some of the biggest gas-guzzling SUVs continue to slip. Hummer sales in 2004 are down 26.4 percent compared with this time last year, officials said. The latest Hummer, the 6,400-pound H2, gets between 8 and 13 mpg.
Have I mentioned lately how I laugh and laugh when I see one of those things cruising down the street? And the stretch Hummers? Well, I'd laugh if they weren't so fucking ugly, anyway.
If you do insist on buying an American car (remind me to check if the Prius and Civic hybrid are made here in the States, will you?), Ford's Escape is set for release in August. Followed by some from GMC and Chevrolet in 2007. Ish.
And why don't the domestic automakers have something available right the fuck now?
I'd have a look for articles from not that long ago, when gas was cheaper, hybrids were newer, and the right wing/US business class was mocking them as cars for grunchy-granola hippies. But after having a look at the entries in The Vicious Instapundit Blogroll Contest over at MaxSpeak, I'd rather avoid them for the time being, if it's all the same to you.
There was also something about obesity rates and communities designed for driving rather than walking, but that's getting rather far afield. And if I start suggesting that higher (from a certain point of view) gas prices might result in a drop in fuel consumption, less dependence on foreign sources, fewer wars and better health, people might accuse me of being a grunchy-granola hippy.
With soy milk, thank you.
And a vodka-Red Bull chaser.