Reasonable prices for liquids

May 22 2007.

Does it not seem strange that gasoline is as cheap as it is? Most people would say it's not cheap, as they're currently flying off the handle with rising prices. They're even organizing gas boycotts to stick it to the man. Of course, these boycotts are absolutely ineffective and fucking lame, as the boycotters are likely to fill their tanks before or after the date of the boycott.

But really, gas is dirt cheap. People manage to piss and moan about the price of a litre of gas, while they have no problem paying more for a litre of bottled water.

You'd think gas would cost more, given what it costs the oil companies to:

  • Explore for oil reserves
  • Build processing plants
  • Operate processing plants
  • Transform oil into gas
  • Transport gas from point A to point B
  • Other stuff
  • Firehose filthy hippie activists and protesters
  • Some more stuff

But no, it's cheaper than water, pop, and maple syrup. This comes from an interesting article the CBC wrote on the most expensive liquids.

Surely there are other liquids that fit between these ones, but here's how they're ordered in the article:

  • Perfume
  • Printer Ink
  • Champagne
  • Nasal Spray
  • Blood
  • Bottled Water
  • Maple Syrup
  • Soda pop
  • Gasoline
  • Liquid Nitrogen
  • Tap Water

That's right. Not only is liquid nitrogen the most effective way to kill the T-1000 robot, it's also the most financially prudent.




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