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The cheapest petrol in the world!

Yes, according to stats from Car Insurer Staveley Head, the UK has the third priciest pump rates in the world, with an average price of 135p per litre. Norway's capital, Oslo, tops the rankings with an average price of 164p per litre.

But which countries have the lowest prices? Here are the top ten cheapest places to buy petrol in the world...

10. Algeria: Algiers — 20p per litre

Algeria is one of the Africa's biggest oil producers turning out an average of 1.2 million barrels a day. This flood of oil has pushed down petrol prices in the country to 20p per litre, more than six times cheaper than the average pump price here in the UK.

The country's petrol supplies also played a vital role in the recent battle against Colonel Gaddafi in neighbouring Libya. With petrol production in the war-torn country running dry, rebel fighters relied on smuggled fuel from Algeria to power the final push against the corrupt dictator. Hurrah!

9. Oman: Muscat — 20p per litre

Oman's petrol prices also stand at just 20p per litre. Like Algeria, the Arabic state is drenched in oil, stepping up production in the last six months to 878,000 barrels every day.

8. Egypt: Cairo — 19p per litre

Egypt is something of a transport hub when it comes to petrol. The Suez Canal — a vital supply line running across the east of the country — carries an estimated one million barrels of oil from the Persian Gulf every day.

That's why at the peak of the country's revolution against former President Hosni Mubarak, oil prices began to climb, amid fears that the unrest would interfere with the Suez supply route.

But while this oil price rise pushes up petrol costs here in the UK, the rate petrol is sold at the pump over in Egypt remains relatively low, at just 19p per litre. But with the country's government still anything but stable, it's anyone guess as to how long costs will stay this cheap.

[see also: UK supermarkets cut petrol prices]

7. Qatar: Doha — 15p per litre

Prior to the discovery of oil in Qatar, the small Arab emirates' economy was mainly built on fishing and pearl hunting. Now the country's national petroleum supplier accounts for 70% of the government's revenue. Recent high oil prices have made per capita income in Qatar amongst the highest across the globe while petrol prices are the seventh lowest at just 15p per litre.

6. Kuwait: Kuwait City — 14p per litre

Kuwait is tenth largest oil producer in the world and its supply is thought to account for 10% of global reserves. But nevertheless, the government subsidises both public transport and petrol bringing prices down to just 14p per litre.

5. Bahrain: Manama — 13p per litre

Compared with its Middle-Eastern neighbours, Bahrain has fairly limited oil supplies. However 60% of the country's economy is still rooted in petroleum refining, which has grown strongly over the last ten years. The country is at fifth in the rankings with an average petrol price of just 13p per litre.

4. Turkmenistan: Ashgabat — 12p per litre

The UK government taxes petrol to the high-heaven, while in Turkmenistan they give it away — literally. Every driver in the Turkic state is entitled to 120 litres of petrol for free every month. If they exceed this, the pump price is only 12p per litre.

3. Libya: Tripoli — 9p per litre

As I mentioned earlier, petrol supplies in Libya have dried up recently owing to the closure of several oil plants in the midst of unrest in the country. But when pumping at its prime level, the country is the ninth largest oil producer with an average petrol price of just 9p per litre.

2. Saudi Arabia: Riyadh — 8p per litre

Saudi Arabia is the largest exporter of petroleum in the world. Domestically fuel prices sit at around 8p per litre. Yet only half of the population can take advantage of these low rates; as women in Saudi Arabia are banned from driving due to a religious fatwa (Islamic law) imposed by conservative Muslim clerics.

1. Venezuela: Caracas — 2/3p per litre

Yes, to get hold of the cheapest petrol in the world, you'll have to travel all the way to the South American country of Venezuela. Petrol is just 2-3p per litre in the socialist republic — that's around 54 times cheaper than prices here in the UK. So if you have a 70 litre fuel tank in your car, you could fill it up in Venezuela for around £1.50. While In Britain it would cost you a whopping £95.

Prices are kept low thanks to subsidies from the country's left-wing government.

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I been meaning to ask this for a while but are you two the same person??

@Phonecharger and Imhim

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it has never entered my mind as to what the petrol prices in the middle east were... until now

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I been meaning to ask this for a while but are you two the same person??

@Phonecharger and Imhim

Yes.

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just finished reading this on Yahoo `also

but yea...shocking..compared to the UK

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Petrol is taxed twice I think, hence why its so high over here

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highest surely the UK right?

Norway's capital, Oslo, tops the rankings with an average price of 164p per litre.

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in the uk , yh its taxed twice

government ting and suttin else

profit fromthe 135p is probably 40p everything else is tax

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need to invade a few more Oil nations toget it down to 110-120

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highest surely the UK right?

Norway's capital, Oslo, tops the rankings with an average price of 164p per litre.

oh yeah my bad didnt read the first line

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How viable are alternative fuel cars need to start jumping on those soon coz petrol is a pisstake

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need to invade a few more Oil nations toget it down to 110-120

It goes up after invayshonz fam

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highest surely the UK right?

Norway's capital, Oslo, tops the rankings with an average price of 164p per litre.

oh yeah my bad didnt read the first line

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How viable are alternative fuel cars need to start jumping on those soon coz petrol is a pisstake

gov/oil companies aint letting that happen

not much money for them

try watch "Who Killed The Electric Car?" aswell, slyly informative

hydrogen fuel cells should be the next ting, but gov cant exactly tax hydrogen, yet

there was an article I read, but I have no idea where so cant link it

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if a proper REPLACEMENT to oil is dicovered that can power cars like or better than oil can now

it cannot be stopped

allow the who killed rubbish..those were all just alternatives not replacements

it will soon come sshtil, but we will always need Oil anyway

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I read a while back petrol is worth about 10p a litre here including costs to import it.

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if a proper REPLACEMENT to oil is dicovered that can power cars like or better than oil can now

it cannot be stopped

allow the who killed rubbish..those were all just alternatives not replacements

it will soon come sshtil, but we will always need Oil anyway

I believe this

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