> £6 / gallon

> £6 / gallon

At a petrol station near where I live a litre of petrol is £1.42 as of the 4th of November 2021.

With 4.54 litres to the imperial gallon that makes the cost of petrol 4.54 x £1.42 = £6.46 / gallon.

In fact, petrol broke the £6/gallon mark when it was £1.32/litre.

I honestly remember when I was a child carrying a can to the garage at the top of my road to fill up my motorbike and it was 50p/gallon.

A few years ago I worked for a company that dealt with an oil&gas company and I always remember a guy telling me how if the likes of Shell stopped drilling for oil today they would have enough tapped reserves to last them for the next 10 years. So, the petrol you are filling your car with today could have been located, drilled and tapped 10 years ago. And to think that when the COVID-19 bollocks hit the UK in March 2020, petrol fell to 99p/litre [£4.49/gallon]. What's happened in the past 18 months to drive the cost up? Nothing, just that the oil magnets are making up for lost revenue.

The cost of petrol is one of the biggest rackets out there.