Wednesday, October 8, 2008

All Gassed Up

This plain, but functional structure is the methane gas distributor in Molfetta. It is located outside of town in the countryside, as all methane gas distributors are. (Risk of explosion? I don't want to know...)

Our car runs on what they call Bi-Power, meaning it can use either regular gasoline or methane. Methane, for the moment, costs a lot less than what you pay for regular gas, the price of which keeps going up, up, up. As of yesterday, the average price for a litre of unleaded in Italy was €1.42. Those of you in the States keep in mind that a litre is only a quarter of a gallon, so you have to multiply that price by 4 to make a comparison...imagine paying $5.68 a gallon!

Unfortunately, methane prices have also been rising recently. Yesterday's average price nationally was €.92.

That's why I take the train to work...

Gasolina, Daddy Yankee (2005)

9 comments:

www.niamhphotography.com said...

keep taking that train! even better for the environment than methane :)

Hilda said...

Now that's interesting. I don't think we have any methane-using cars here yet.

PJ said...

The fuel crunch is everywhere I see.
I love the insane video. Italian hip hop? Who knew?

Chuck Pefley said...

Saretta, with today's Euro at $1.35 US, the actual cost of a gallon of petrol (3.75 liters) would be $7.30 per gallon! And we here in the US are complaining about $4 / gallon prices. Go figure!!

Saretta said...

Niam - I agree, the train is the best and most convenient way to go.

Hilda - they may be coming soon!

pj - actually the song is by Daddy Yankee, a Puerto Rican raggaeton and hip hop artist. He sings in Spanish.

Chuck - thanks for your precision, I was just guestimating, but the situation is even worse with the right numbers!

Belgrade Daily Photo said...

I love Daddy Yankee. I think Gasolina is a modern masterpiece!

Tanya said...

Gas is actually dropping by the day here, finally!
That is a plain station!

Boise Diva said...

No one around here is talking about the methane option, although the prices makes it tempting.

Marie Reed said...

This is sooo neat! You are the first person I've met with that type of car!