“PARIS — Americans are shell-shocked at $4-a-gallon gas. But consider France, where a gallon of petrol runs nearly $10. Or Turkey, where it’s more than $11.
“Drivers around the world are being pummeled by the effects of record gas prices. And now some are hitting back, staging strikes and protests from Europe to Indonesia to demand that governments do more to ease the pain.
“It’s a growing problem in a world that’s increasingly mobile and more vulnerable than ever to the cost of crude oil, which is racing higher by the day and showing no signs of stopping.”
Read more in: “Global gas priaces makes U.S. look cheap” by Angela Charlton, Associated Press, published in the Helena, Mont., Independent Record.
Photo: Cars drive to a petrol station advertising ‘low prices’ in Anglet, France, Wednesday. Consumers, gas retailers and governments are wrestling as rising oil prices play a larger role than ever in the daily lives of increasingly mobile world citizens. AP Photo.