A Weblog monitoring coverage of environmental issues and science in the UK media. By Professor Emeritus Philip Stott. The aim is to assess whether a subject is being fairly covered by press, radio, and television. Above all, the Weblog will focus on science, but not just on poor science. It will also bring to public notice good science that is being ignored because it may be politically inconvenient.

Tuesday, October 04, 2005

So you think gas/petrol prices are historically high.....?

Do you grumble and gribble that current gas/petrol prices are not a barrel of laughs?

Then take a peek at this slick little graph: 'Gasoline Price History' (most recent tank, October 1; n = 1003 fill ups).

Well, pump me dry! Adjusted for inflation, today's price ($2.75, for regular) remains lower than the 1981 price ($2.86).

Crude facts are not always what they seem!

[Hat tip to BaySense for the graph link]

Philip, oiling the wheels of debate.

[New counter, June 19, 2006, with loss of some data]

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