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Old Jul 31st 2009, 10:39 PM
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I paid $2.33 when I filled up my car two days ago.
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Old Aug 1st 2009, 04:21 AM
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Cheapest price in my area is $2.30. By the way, this is a neat site for finding the best prices in your zip code. I've found it accurate the great majority of the time.

http://autos.msn.com/everyday/gasstationsbeta.aspx
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Old Nov 9th 2009, 10:39 AM
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This thread almost slipped off the page!

Seems that the price of gasoline has edged up over the $1.00 per L mark here (that's about $3.60 USD per US gallon). The price has been under $1.00 for the last three or four months.
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This thread almost slipped off the page!

Seems that the price of gasoline has edged up over the $1.00 per L mark here (that's about $3.60 USD per US gallon). The price has been under $1.00 for the last three or four months.
$1.08.1 as of last Friday - I have to keep up on this one. I'm almost more interested in the disparity between our provinces than the global wackiness that goes on.
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Old Nov 9th 2009, 10:41 PM
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$1.08.1 as of last Friday - I have to keep up on this one. I'm almost more interested in the disparity between our provinces than the global wackiness that goes on.
Oil hasn't moved up, so I'd think the slight increases in retail price are due to reduced consumer demand resulting in all refineries increasing distributor costs to meet revenue requirements.
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Old Jan 5th 2010, 09:38 AM
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Gas just jumped to $1.03/L this morning.

That's about $3.70 US/USgal.
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Gas just jumped to $1.03/L this morning.

That's about $3.70 US/USgal.
That sucks. It's $2.59 here. Hovered there throughout the holidays.
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Old Jan 5th 2010, 08:30 PM
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That sucks. It's $2.59 here. Hovered there throughout the holidays.
I don't think it sucks. I actually consider gasoline to be rather comparatively 'cheap' product. I think it ought to cost even more to discourage waste of such a precious and dwindling commodity.

US has the lowest fuel taxes in the western world. European prices at the pump are usually double the Canadian price. The difference is entirely in excise/sales taxes.

Btw, US usually has some of the lowest tax-rates for just about everything. US also has the lowest/worst provision of government services in return for those low tax-rates, so it all balances out. You get what you pay for in this world. US citizens pay less and get less from the government. Canadians and Europeans choose to pay more to get more.
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Old Jan 5th 2010, 10:02 PM
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I don't think it sucks. I actually consider gasoline to be rather comparatively 'cheap' product. I think it ought to cost even more to discourage waste of such a precious and dwindling commodity.

US has the lowest fuel taxes in the western world. European prices at the pump are usually double the Canadian price. The difference is entirely in excise/sales taxes.

Btw, US usually has some of the lowest tax-rates for just about everything. US also has the lowest/worst provision of government services in return for those low tax-rates, so it all balances out. You get what you pay for in this world. US citizens pay less and get less from the government. Canadians and Europeans choose to pay more to get more.
The US had tax rates and trade tariffs to fund virtually any government service including UHC. Then came inflation of targeted assets, the Reagan Administration and you know the rest.

$2.69/gal here.
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Old Jan 6th 2010, 03:31 AM
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Paid $2.65 a couple days ago to fill up a few days ago.
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