Fours Shortage at NYC Pumps

With regular gas in New York City at a near-record $4.40 a gallon, station managers are rummaging through their storage closets in search of extra 4s to display on their pumps. Many are coming up short.

From the New York Times. For reference, $4.40 per gallon is about £0.58 per litre; according to, the average price of a litre of unleaded petrol in Manchester, UK is currently £1.19.

Interestingly, the size and appearance of the digits used to display the price of gasoline in NYC is regulated by law.


Written by multinormal

July 15, 2008 at 10:29 am

Posted in Interesting

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