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Fuel prices

Further to my other thread (http://www.horizonsunlimited.com/hub...ficiency-59557) I'm interested to know how much fuel is in places like Mongolia and eastern Russia.

Anyone able to help me out here with fairly recent prices?

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Hi Dave,

As of August the cost of gasoline in Mongolia was 1590 MNT (Mongolian tugriks) per liter. Currently that translates to 4.62 US dollars per US gal or 3.59 pounds sterling per imperial gallon. This would be the price in cities like Ulaanbaator. Rural areas higher.

Average Russian gasoline (or petrol) prices as of October 3 are 24.20 Rubles per liter for 80 octane and 26.27 Rubles per liter of 92 octane. At current exchange rates of 32 rubles/dollar and 50 rubles/pound that equates to 2.86 US dollars per US gallon or 2.18 pounds sterling per imperial gallon for 80 octane. Or 3.11 US dollars per US gallon or 2.36 pounds sterling per imperial gallon for 92 octane. These are general prices and depending on where you travel will vary somewhat.

Mind you I haven't been to Russia recently so others may chime in. Many travelers don't think of these things until they cross the border of some country like Turkey or the UK and empty their wallet at the pump.

Best prices for gasoline right now are Venezuela and Iran.

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That's excellent, thanks John!
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John's ruble prices are currently correct in Moscow right now (I just filled my car with 95 octane petrol at 28.50Руб/Litre).

Generally prices increase by 10-20% the further east you go across the country, if on main routes or in larger cities.

If going away from main routes and in smaller towns expect to pay a little more.

Keep an eye on exchange rates from your own currency.
The Ruble has weakened recently and there is press speculation of a possible devaluation (official or effective) in the coming next few years - suggesting a continuing slide.
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so.. what is that in the metric system?
(i do know howmuch liters i carry, not howmany gallon. shoot be in galloliter )
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95 octane is now 0.8 e/l and diesel 0,75 e/l. 92 and 80 are littel bit cheaper. Price is from Svetogorsk near Finland border in western Russia.
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so.. what is that in the metric system?
(i do know howmuch liters i carry, not howmany gallon. shoot be in galloliter )

1 Imperial gallon = 4.54 litres
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thanks,
that is approximately half of what we pay here
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so.. what is that in the metric system?
(i do know howmuch liters i carry, not howmany gallon. shoot be in galloliter )
Well the British use a bizarre melange of units so that its neither metric nor imperial nor logical.

Fuel is bought per litre. No one under 50 in the UK really knows how many "gallons" it takes to fill up their vehicle. But they do know how many litres it takes. Volume for fuel is therefore completely metric. (volume for mind you is still imperial pints).

That also implies that no one in the UK has a clue what the fuel price is in terms of pounds per gallon, as we dont buy gallons, we only buy litres.

Distance for vehicle journeys in the UK however, is exclusively in miles.

So guess what the British use for measuring fuel economy? Miles Per Gallon (imperial gallon). Its absurd frankly. No one knows anything about how many gallons they have, or are using, or have bought .... but they measure consumption in miles per gallon. It has become just a random figure that no-one understands or calculates, but people have a gut feel for what is good and what is bad, while have no real meaning that they can pin down. People just kinda KNOW that if you buy a small family car that gets 80 mpg, then its GOOD, or that if a car gets 30 mpg that its BAD. Its merely a vague numerical reference point, somewhat like an index, that has no real meaning, since no-one actually knows how many gallons they used since the last fill up.
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Well the British use a bizarre melange of units so that its neither metric nor imperial nor logical.

People just kinda KNOW that if you buy a small family car that gets 80 mpg, then its GOOD, or that if a car gets 30 mpg that its BAD.
That's pretty funny. Your units of measure for GOOD and BAD are different too: In the US a car that get 30 mpg is GOOD! (BAD would be something like 6 mpg). The little bit extra you get in an imperial gallon only accounts for a tiny bit of the difference. And all of this is completely irrelevant to the price of fuel in Mongolia
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Well the British use a bizarre melange of units so that its neither metric nor imperial nor logical.

(volume for mind you is still imperial pints).
that clears it up
next question...howmany liters is a pint ?

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is the price of fuel in mongolia jumping up and down like over here or is it more stable?
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that clears it up
next question...howmany liters is a pint ?
1 pint = 568ml
1 litre = 1.76 pints

Fuel in Russia has steadily increased since I last reported in early October. Currently 95 octane petrol costs 29.0 -29.8 Руб/Ltr around Moscow.

(And despite telling us it is a crazy measurement, Colebatch still allowed\me to buy him a 'pint' earlier today! No confusion.)
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AI -92 is 1590 Tugrik or 1.13 US$ per litre as of today 27.12.2011
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1 pint = 568ml
1 litre = 1.76 pints

Colebatch still allowed\me to buy him a 'pint' earlier today! No confusion.)
I enjoyed my 568 ml thanks TP
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