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Planning a road trip to a far-away place involves estimating the total distance to be traveled and multiplying this with the cost of fuel per kilometer (which you get by computing the fuel consumption of your vehicle as described below).
The high prices of fuel is a burden to commuters and travelers who want to explore places where backpacking (i.e. via public transport) is not easy.
Tutubi presents this infographic on why gas prices are high in the Philippines:
Gas prices at gas stations along EDSA Southbound in Quezon City, prices in Makati, San Juan and Mandaluyong are generally higher
As Tutubi gets irked from time to time and wondering why the Oil Deregulation Law is useless but he understands the OPSF was also too burdensome to the government, there must be a way to solve this problem like regulation (and enforcement) against cartels.
Do you agree that there's really some "magic" involved here in the Philippines why gas prices are high and the same across the three big oil retailers?
Alam na ni Panong yan!
How to compute the fuel consumption of your car (more accurate than the meter in some cars):
1. Gas up a full tank, request a "sagad" to the gas boy
2. Reset your vehicle's trip meter to zero
3. Drive around until you get to empty your tank a bit (best if more than half-empty)
4. Gas up again (sagad)
5. Divide the trip meter reading in kilometers by number of liters and you'll get the fuel consumption (in kilometers per liter). (For Scarlett, Tutubi's Toyota Innova E 2.5 automatic, it's something around 7.5 km/L city driving and 11 km/L highway)