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 April 15th, 2017, 01:40 PM #1 Newbie   Joined: Apr 2017 From: Canada Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 Cost of Fuel in Canadian Dollars I'm looking to do some costing on driving a circle around the United States. I'm not great at math, so I'm looking for help. Here are my numbers: I drive a truck with approximately a 16L/100KM (urban) fuel economy, and I'm looking at driving a rough total of 22,000KM (13,700M) trip through the United States. I'm accounting for conversion of metric to standard and CAD to USD. Fuel economy: 16L/100KM Average price per litre: 1.73USD Distance: 22,000KM Conversion $USD/CAD: 1.33 22000/100*16*1.73*1.33 = ~$8,100CAD. Have I done this correctly? Last edited by skiprichard; April 15th, 2017 at 02:13 PM. Reason: Poor formatting.
 April 15th, 2017, 01:59 PM #2 Math Team   Joined: Jul 2011 From: Texas Posts: 2,595 Thanks: 1285 Close enough based on your figures ... I think your estimate of gas price at 1.73 USD per liter is a bit high. Highest cost these days is a bit above \$3.00 per gallon in California which is about \$0.80 per liter $\approx$ 1.06 CAD. Of course, Trump's recent bellicose actions in the Middle East and elsewhere tends to make the cost of oil go up, so your estimate might not be that far off in the next few months. Thanks from skiprichard
 April 15th, 2017, 02:12 PM #3 Newbie   Joined: Apr 2017 From: Canada Posts: 2 Thanks: 0 Gas in Cali costs what gas in Alberta costs. That's surprising.
 April 15th, 2017, 06:53 PM #4 Banned Camp   Joined: Aug 2011 Posts: 534 Thanks: 2 Thanks. Can we also research for additional automobile fuels manufacturing than Gasoline (Petrol,Diesel) & CNG? Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar
April 15th, 2017, 07:28 PM   #5
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 Originally Posted by prashantakerkar Can we also research for additional automobile fuels manufacturing than Gasoline (Petrol,Diesel) & CNG?
Nothing to stop you ... go for it.

 April 16th, 2017, 12:24 AM #6 Banned Camp   Joined: Aug 2011 Posts: 534 Thanks: 2 Thanks. Can research on Biofuels and nanotechnology help in this regard? Thanks & Regards, Prashant S Akerkar
 April 18th, 2017, 02:15 PM #7 Senior Member   Joined: Jan 2014 From: The backwoods of Northern Ontario Posts: 370 Thanks: 68 Here's a useful formula for converting litres per 100 km to miles to a Canadian gallon. 282.48 ÷ (L/100 km) = miles per gallon However a U.S. gallon is about five sixths of a Canadian gallon. So to convert litres per 100 km to miles to a U.S. gallon, use this formula instead. 235.22 ÷ (L/100 km) = miles per gallon Last edited by Timios; April 18th, 2017 at 02:18 PM.

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