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The Miracle of Gas Prices

I have written before about how amazing it is that gasoline can be delivered to your car so cheaply.  The investments, the technological complexity, the distances covered, the molecular-level processing necessary, the density of retail distributions establishments -- they are all simply staggering.

I hate to steal this in full from Mark Perry, who has an awesome blog, but he has a list of the price per gallon of other liquids you buy.  Think about the complexity of, say, orange juice as opposed to gasoline.

ProductCost Per Gallon
HP Printer Ink$4,500
Nyquil$107.52
Premium Vodka$76.80
Honey$46.72
Hair Gel$44.80
Pancake Syrup$32.26
Red Bull$28.00
Windex$23.81
Real Lemon Juice$22.91
Soy Sauce$22.66
Chicken Noodle Soup$21.25
Mouthwash$19.65
Tide Laundry Detergent$18.18
Dawn Dish Detergent$17.92
Craft Beer$17.78
Mustard$17.41
Mayonnaise$17.02
409 Cleaner$16.64
Ranch Dressing$16.00
Half and Half Cream$15.87
Shampoo$15.36
Spaghetti Sauce$14.59
Ketchup$13.95
Vegetable Oil$13.44
Orange Juice$11.69
V-8$10.37
Tomato Juice$9.47
Juicy Juice$8.83
Cranberry Juice$7.94
Soy Milk$6.66
Gatorade$6.53
Apple Juice$6.00
Iced Tea$5.89
Ammonia$4.10
Milk$4.00
Pepsi$3.71
Vinegar$3.07
Sparkling Water$2.94
Gasoline$2.05