The always excellent Armin Wagner of GIZ, the German aid and development agency, has assembled his annual list of fuel prices around the world. It’s a “snapshot” of gasoline and diesel prices in November, 2010. While those in Europe get to nitter and natter over whether ’tis better to be as Romania, at 146 U.S. cents a liter ($5.52 a gallon), or like Turkey, at 252 cents ($9.53 a gallon), we in Latin America have other issues to deal with. One is how to get hundreds of millions of poor people into a better quality of life without converting this paradise of a continent into a smoldering ruin, a la China. Another is how to reduce the plague of smuggling while respecting that countries have the right to subsidize whatever they want, including fuel.
Anyway, here’s a map. Base map is copyright 2005, Dr. Jean-Paul Rodrigue, Hofstra University, Dept. of Economics & Geography, downloaded here.