Maybe buy your gas in Kyoto?
I laugh. About 40 minutes from here I filled up for $1.02 per liter. Vancouver is 120.2 and in Nelson right now the price is $107.9 (that's for regular).
People don't get it: it's the demand. Higher demand = higher prices. Ride the friggin bus. I have a 15 minute walk to the bus even out here 35 kliks from town. Not a biggie to me.