Economically and politically, from the local to international level, gas prices play a big role in everyday life. That role is especially significant for the transportation industry. Have you ever wondered what are the cheapest gas prices by country?
The average truck in a fleet can drive up to 120,000 miles every year. Naturally, a machine that travels that far requires a lot of fuel. In 2016 alone, the trucking industry burned through 54.9 billion gallons of diesel fuel and standard gasoline—it goes without saying, then, that the price per gallon of gas has a gigantic sway on the success of the transportation industry.
Cheapest Gas Price by Country in 2022
With the price of diesel and standard gasoline steadily rising every week, everybody in the American transportation industry is feeling it. But, just how cheap is our gas, compared to other countries? It might surprise you to see just how expensive it is for some countries to drive, and how cheap it is for others.
Here are the top ten countries with the cheapest gas prices, according to Global Petrol Prices :
Venezuela, while overall a rather impoverished nation, is rich in oil reserves and fossil fuels, and uses that particular wealth to provide their people with virtually free gasoline. Yeah, it is strange to think about, isn’t it? But it is true. Technically, the price per gallon at the Venezuelan pumps is $ 0.08 —meaning that it would cost pennies to fill up a rig. Sounds like a fleet owner’s dream.
The oil-rich North African country of Libya comes in at #2 when it comes to cheap gas. Currently, a gallon of fuel will set you back just $0.12.
Another oil-rich country- clearly, there is a trend. Logically, the countries with the most oil reserves pay the least. The Iranians, with huge oil reserves of their own, charge $0.20 per gallon.
Syria has been going through a violent civil war for over a decade. Despite this and its impact on oil production, the country ranks 4th globally with a price of $1.08 per gallon.
Algeria ranks #5 for cheap gas, even though its residents pay more than ten times as much as its neighbor to the west, Libya. A gallon of gas in Algeria comes in at $1.19.
An oil-rich country whose GDP is bolstered by their fuel exports. The Kuwaitis pay $1.29 per gallon.
Another African nation comes in at #6, with a gallon of fuel costing $1.39
At Nigerian pumps, you pay $1.56 per gallon. Still, despite the low price, with the low average income in Nigeria, it is considered quite expensive to fill up.
Turkmenistan makes it to the list with gasoline priced at $1.62 per gallon.
Kazakhstan rounds out our top ten with fuel costing $1.76 per gallon. Very Nice!
* Gas prices are continuously fluctuating. View the most up to date gasoline prices at GlobalPetrolPrices.com.
The United States… #75
The U.S. average gas price is $5.19 per gallon. And, while Americans are 75th on the list of sheer prices, when you factor in our country’s high-income levels and wealth relative to this price, the United States has the fourth-highest gasoline affordability rating on the globe (that is, one gallon of gas costs only a tiny fraction of our average daily income).
And just in case you were wondering, the countries with the most expensive gas prices are generally in Europe, with Finland, Denmark and Norway all charging around $10.00 per gallon. Hong Kong tops the list, though, at a whopping $11.35 per gallon!
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