Try living in England mate
On 8-Jun-04 the price of the unleaded petrol (gas) in Britain was 80.9p per litre (at Tesco, Great Yarmouth, Norfolk).
Multiplying this figure by 0.038 gives a price of UK3.0742 per US gallon.
Converting at a tourist exchange rate of US$1 = UK0.5655, as was applicable at the time, gives an equivalent price of about US$5.44 per US gallon.
The national average self-service price for the lowest grade of unleaded petrol in the USA at around the same time was US$2.039 per US gallon.
Now you know why huge V8's are like dinosaurs over here.. and why there are a lot more Celicas!!