World's most expensive gas: top 10 countries

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9. Eritrea [£1.41/L] - $8.70/gallon

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    The 1938 Fiat Tagliero service station in 2008, designed by Giuseppe Pettazzi in the Futurist Modernist style . Currently owned by Royal Dutch Shell, it is one of many Art Deco era structures preserved from Italy's colonization of Eritrea from 1890 - 1941.
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Eritrea, a relatively new nation that attained independence in 1991, is one of the world’s poorest countries with one of the world’s most repressive governments. The leadership maintains dominance over virtually all economic and political activity.  24% of its GDP and 17% of the workforce are engaged in rain-fed agriculture, and is dependent on imports. Eritrea also has a low per capita petroleum consumption ranking, at 168 out of 215 countries.

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