When I got home, I thought I'd check and see what the gas prices are in the United States. I went to gasbuddy.com and saw that it ranges from $2.90 to $3.72 per gallon. Now a gallon is equivalent to 3.7854118 liters so by my calculations, gas is STILL cheaper in the US today even with our low low prices!
I'm not a mathematician by ANY means, but if I multiply 116.9 X 3.7854118 I get about $4.42/gallon. Therefore, for our gas to be equal in price to the United States, we'd be paying the equivalent of $4.42, BUT the price in the United States today ranges, as I wrote above, from $2.90 to $3.72 per gallon. Just this past summer, we were paying almost $6.00 a gallon!
Ergo, why are the Americans grumbling about gas prices?