Our five year adventure in Doha, Qatar ended June 1, 2012, but the memories will always remain. It's back to Texas where I have decided...Qatar isn't cornering the market on "quirky", as I once believed. Thanks for opening my eyes to the world, Doha!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Petrol Prices Up in Qatar

Today's top story in Gulf Times...

25% more, that is! I would complain (like it would do me any good), but that brings the grand total for a gallon of Super 97 octane to a whopping $1.04 per gallon. Yeah, how do you like them apples? I knew you would. We knew the writing was on the wall. I mean, we've paid the unwavering price of $0.80 per gallon since moving here in 2007. Compare those prices to the U.S. or even much worse, to Europe's outrageous prices. I'll keep my grumbling to a minimum, as I can always downgrade to premium at $0.89 per gallon. Oh, and the attendants around here pump the gas for you, which brings me back to my usual public service announcement...Tip your servers, please!

Some local reactions on twitter...

To put it all in perspective, I found this 2010 gasoline cost chart by country...

Happy pumping ;P
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  1. Thanks for the heads up! I actually never even look at the price anymore....just say fill it up, super is fine, and I tip, too!

  2. I don't understand why it's so cheap in Qatar. They have no refining capacity for petrol, so they're paying the same global prices as everyone else.

  3. I think petrol is subsidized by the government for some reason...like the water is, which by the way is nearly the same price ;)

  4. I do tip mine! I stole your picture for my blog hope you don't mind?

  5. Well, Kaylene,since you tip your petrol attendants, you certainly may!


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