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Chart: Why $4-Per-Gallon Gas Is Damn Cheap

Even at $4-per-gallon, American gasoline is damn cheap compared to most of the world. See how much drivers in other countries shell out per gallon.

Inspired by Cord's thought-provoking post on the per gallon prices of various liquids, and by Sarah Palin's ill-informed Facebook rant on the "$4-Per-Gallon President," I decided to take a closer look at gasoline prices around the world. Mrs. Palin might be interested to learn, that the world already has quite a few $4-Per-Gallon Presidents. In fact, the world already has $6-Per-Gallon Parliaments, $7-Per-Gallon Prime Ministers, and $8-Per-Gallon Presidents!

We've collected a broad sample of gas prices from throughout the industrialized Western world in the chart below. Important to note: this chart includes only official data from throughout the European Union and North America. I've included some self-reported gas prices from a handful of relevant nations below the chart.

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Stimulate The Local Economy and Your Wallet By Getting Rid of Your Car

Most of the money you spend on your car immediately flows out of your local economy. Not so with mass transit.

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Video: Hybrids, Electric Cars, and Flywheels at the Detroit Auto Show

All the carmakers are jumping on the electric bandwagon. Inhabitat founder Jill Fehrenbacher checks out the Detroit Auto Show's new reveals.

We've been following the announcements and various green car "reveals" from the North American International Auto Show (better known as the Detroit Auto Show) from afar, and so were happy to find Inhabitat's video of the plug-in and electric highlights.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z4gVMTiahx8

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