‘Painful summer ahead:’ Gas prices reach 211.9 in Metro Vancouver, expected to rise

Serryah

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Oil company profits are usually percentage of base price so the higher the base price, the more $ they rake in. Some taxes are also % of the gas station price (HST/GST for example). The higher the price of gas the more $ the governments rake in. Then there is that extra 11 cents a litre added by TrueDope for the carbon tax. While the high prices is not directly TrueDope's fault, he certainly could have and still could make it easier for the consumer and he did not do that or does not appear to want to do that even when he was asked. So for that, one can and should blame him.

I agree, he could help make things less problematic, same with the provinces.

But not all the blame falls to either feds or provinces which was the point.
 

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So... tell me again how it's ALL Biden/Trudeau/Russia vs. Ukraine fault? I'll laugh while you do.
Are you kidding? To this bunch of Trumplickers, the Civil War is Biden and Trudeau's fault.
Well Trump did push it in his latest... WTF ever he calls it.

I doubt that they considered what that would actually MEAN though.
It's good for environment.
 
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So... tell me again how it's ALL Biden/Trudeau/Russia vs. Ukraine fault? I'll laugh while you do.
Too complicated to bother your pretty little head about. This is a conversation for adults.
 

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I agree, he could help make things less problematic, same with the provinces.

But not all the blame falls to either feds or provinces which was the point.
Actually all the fault lays with government. They can legally protect us from world oil prices if they so chose. Also they can remove all the taxes on fuel.
 
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petros

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Washington State Braces For $10.00 A Gallon Gas​

STEVEN SYMES - 23 MAY 2022
Back on May 17 we reported that AAA data indicated the national average price for gas hit $4.52. Here we are about a week out and that’s now a fading distant memory as the national average is $4.59. In other words, the price of gas looks to be going like a runaway freight train. That explains the reports out of Washington state that gas stations there are adding an extra digit to the digital displays on pumps. Yes, $10.00 a gallon gas looks to be a reality in the near future.

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Some claim the extra digits added to fuel pumps in Washington doesn’t have to do with gas prices at all. They point out the stations in question sell racing fuel, which sells for over $10.00 a gallon. Besides, AAA still indicates California leads the nation for the state’s average gas price at $6.06 a gallon, so if anyone will hit $10 a gallon first it will be the Golden State. Washington trails at an average $5.20 a gallon, although all these averages will likely be much higher in a month.

The economic toll of gas prices essentially doubling from their already sky-high prices would be devastating. As we’ve stated before, even if you think buying a $70,000 electric vehicle will save you from pain at the pump, you’ll still have to pay higher prices for pretty much everything. Gas and diesel are used by vehicles to plant and harvest crops, transport raw goods to factories, transport processed goods to stores, transport construction crews to jobsites, and so much more. Plus, many products you use daily are produced using petroleum.


Even worse, The Post Millennial ran a story reporting that multiple stations across the country are running out of fuel. We personally have witnessed this phenomenon. Hopefully it’s just people panic buying in a few select areas and it isn’t a systemic shortage of fuel. Plans for the federal government to add price caps could lead to fuel shortages, something this country has seen in the past.

Source: The Post Millennial
 

DaSleeper

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When I'm not on a trip somewhere......just local driving, I never let the gas tank level drop below the half way mark!
And it usually costs me about 50 bucks to fill up.....
Yesterday it cost me $49.14.....at the same pump I usually use.......
Did that particular gas station forget to adjust the prices on that pump?
I just paid up and never asked......:)