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An oil producing nation is Scotland, part of the UK.
Today in Shetland, the cost of diesel reached a staggering $10.55 per US gal.
More than half of it is tax.
This is the most expensive diesel in the civilised world, and the islanders, closet to the North Sea reserves, have to pay it.
A lot of the North Sea oil is exported to those with very much cheaper diesel.
As of Nov 1, 2008, we will have to use the same stuff in out sailboat tanks, for heating and propulsion.
It will cost $1.31 to move my ship one mile in flat calm on the motor.
I hope the wind blows.
It will at election time, methinks.