Ik kreeg deze week een verontrustend berichtje van mijn correspondente in Oregon.
As you've probably seen in the news, the gasoline prices are soaring. Today, the average price per gallon is $3.00. Just thought you'd want to know!
Also, you should know that in the State of Washington, you can fuel the car yourself, but as soon as you are in Oregon, it is against the law to fuel the car yourself at commercial gas stations. You have to let the attendant fuel the car (which I like because I hate to get out in the rain and deal with the pump!) The service is nice, but ultimately we pay more for it.
Het antwoord dat ik terugstuurde ging als volgt
Hi, Now let me scare you. the price of gas in Belgium is 1.35 euro per liter 1 gallon is 3.74 liters 1 euro is 1.28 dollars so we must be paying like 4.80 dollar per gallon and it has been like that the last two years
Dat men dus in Oregon zelf zijn wagen niet mag voltanken, vindt ik wel grappig. Toch één manier om voor werkgelegenheid te zorgen.