US Gas Prices Ridiculous? Try living in Canada.

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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 01:45 PM
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I spend a lot of time off road
we travel on the water a lot around here
so I'm switching to my 14' aluminium boat with 9.9 merc
from 65 merc on a 15' fiberglass boat

90 miles to 5 gallons compared to 45 miles to 5 callons
if it goes up too much I'll switch to sail

the less I rush the more I like it any how


though if the wind comes up its an adventurous way to travel
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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by Danbones
I spend a lot of time off road
we travel on the water a lot around here
so I'm switching to my 14' aluminium boat with 9.9 merc
from 65 merc on a 15' fiberglass boat

90 miles to 5 gallons compared to 45 miles to 5 callons
if it goes up too much I'll switch to sail

the less I rush the more I like it any how


though if the wind comes up its an adventurous way to travel
edit on 11-5-2011 by Danbones because: (no reason given)


I've actually been thinking about giving up the car altogether. House also.

Buy a sailboat and a bike. Live on board to save and bike to save even more.

Also the best way to ride out a tsunami and that's a plus.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 02:05 PM
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Originally posted by brindle
If your thinking about a chevy sprint,you should probably upgrade to the yugo if you need a car that bad.Real men ride horses.


Been there, done that, and got the t-shirt, saddle, boots, and cowboy hat. In fact, horses are expensive to own, and real men don't ride horses...real men have jobs and their hot wives ride horses. That's why I sold the horses a long time ago.

That said, I drive a truck that is good on gas. I feel more safe in the truck than in the sprint. But when you are in university and need a cheap vehicle for the time being, it was worth it. Plus there aren't too many accidents here in Canada on the roads that I drive. Other places may be bad where you should drive a safer/stronger vehicle.

It all comes down to the driver of the vehicle. If you can't watch out for others or yourself, then you probably shouldn't be driving ANYWAY...regardless of the vehicle type.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 02:07 PM
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Originally posted by jude11

Originally posted by Danbones
I spend a lot of time off road
we travel on the water a lot around here
so I'm switching to my 14' aluminium boat with 9.9 merc
from 65 merc on a 15' fiberglass boat

90 miles to 5 gallons compared to 45 miles to 5 callons
if it goes up too much I'll switch to sail

the less I rush the more I like it any how


though if the wind comes up its an adventurous way to travel
edit on 11-5-2011 by Danbones because: (no reason given)


I've actually been thinking about giving up the car altogether. House also.

Buy a sailboat and a bike. Live on board to save and bike to save even more.

Also the best way to ride out a tsunami and that's a plus.


You should strongly consider watching the movie "The Perfect Storm" and ride that mofo wave. 2012 is just around the corner. Just sayin.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 02:21 PM
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Originally posted by Skywatcher2011

Originally posted by jude11

Originally posted by Danbones


You should strongly consider watching the movie "The Perfect Storm" and ride that mofo wave. 2012 is just around the corner. Just sayin.


Seen it. Actually happened off the Coast where I live.

I am just getting tired of a 100 dollar bill every time I fill up. What I started doing is filling up at the 3/4 full mark before I get home as it's almost guaranteed to be a penny higher the next day.

Sad times.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 03:00 PM
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In Labrador gas is $1.49 per litre. Most people here only drive when they have to, and we are also expecting it to rise throughout the summer as well.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 03:13 PM
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Originally posted by blackmore23
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In Labrador gas is $1.49 per litre. Most people here only drive when they have to, and we are also expecting it to rise throughout the summer as well.


Yeah, the prices always rise in the summer in order to take advantage of holiday season. We get rises on Fridays, holiday weekends etc.

Doesn't matter what you do, you get screwed for planning a camping trip.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 03:27 PM
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You do realize that Harper has nothing to do with this rise in gas right ?

Perhaps you would have preferred Mr laten and his cap and trade plan that would have raised gas an extra 10 cents a leader ?

All levels of government have imposed taxes on gas , have a look at that colorful sticker on a gas pump next time you are fillin up , it breaks down the cost of gas .


Let's not brush off the cost of gas to a new government when the parliament hasn't even meet since the election , it makes one look very silly and very partasent .

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posted on May, 11 2011 @ 06:12 PM
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I was quite surprised yeasterday to find the local supermarket has dropped the price down 2 pence, yes down from £1.41 to £1.39 i think it will go down a little for a while, it always finds its own level be it a maxed out one, I dont drive too much these days so I only spend about £20 per week on fuel.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 06:17 PM
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Originally posted by orinoco4
I was quite surprised yeasterday to find the local supermarket has dropped the price down 2 pence, yes down from £1.41 to £1.39 i think it will go down a little for a while, it always finds its own level be it a maxed out one, I dont drive too much these days so I only spend about £20 per week on fuel.


I've seen it drop 1 cent one day and rise 2 the next...Drop 2 cents and rise 3 the next.

I'd advise to not get too comfortable with the drop.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 08:07 PM
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Lets face it, the oil companies have us by the balls and they know it ! Look around you, what is not made from oil ?

When the global price per barrel goes up, it hits the pumps the next day ! There is no way that the gas at the pump went from the ground to the pump in 1 day. In most cases it can take up to 2 months for the oil to reach the pumps. It actually comes from storage tanks that were filled when the price of oil was lower. All that is realy happening is the oil companies are padding their wallets.

A bike is not an option when it's -30C in a blizzard and you have to travel 20 miles accross the city to get to work. Try living somewhere that can have winter for 6 months of the year, bikes are just a garage ornament.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 08:23 PM
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About the rising of gas prices in Canada, yesterday on the news, a financial specialist said that yes, barrels of oil prices had dropped, but refining costs had risen 60% at the exact same time, ending with no change on prices from the consumer. ( Disclaimer; it may have been 40%, but you get the idea... )

I remember when prices soared above 10 cents... We felt we were stolen then...



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 08:30 PM
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Originally posted by NowanKenubi
About the rising of gas prices in Canada, yesterday on the news, a financial specialist said that yes, barrels of oil prices had dropped, but refining costs had risen 60% at the exact same time, ending with no change on prices from the consumer. ( Disclaimer; it may have been 40%, but you get the idea... )

I remember when prices soared above 10 cents... We felt we were stolen then...


Just another way to justify their theft.

The reality is that we sell gas to other Countries who then sell it to their citizens for LESS than we Canadians pay at the pump.

And it's in our own back yard!



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 08:34 PM
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Same goes with maple sirup...


It's all about globalization... It makes me think of food that is grown in a country but is required by international law, or something in the likes, to be processed by another country before being sold for consumption in the country of origin... You go


Yes, a lousy justification for their theft. The journalists were laughing about it, but not because they thought it funny...



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 09:05 PM
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Originally posted by NowanKenubi
a financial specialist said that yes, barrels of oil prices had dropped, but refining costs had risen 60% at the exact same time


This just makes me want to ask, does this specialist work for the oil companies ? How is it possible that every refinery accross the country had a "cost of refining increase" all at the "exact same time" ? Most are 20 years or older, did they build new refineries, only increasing their production and cash flow ?

The government needs to grow a pair and put a stop to the gouging going on at the pumps. The rich get richer and the poor get hosed !



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 09:15 PM
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No, the specialist does not work for the oil company, to my knowledge. He works for the TV station, mostly.

The Gov will never prevent them from doing whatever they want. They are too busy filling their pockets to have time to grow b@lls...



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:04 PM
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Yeah but you are forgetting that the american dollar was worth a lot more when it was 150$ per barrell. Now the american dollar is almost worthless, so 100$ per barell is really the same as 150$, which is why the price of gas is about the same. So we're not getting screwed, the dollar has just de-valued that much, it's a sign that the economy is in rough shape, even if they tell you the recovery is going great.

On a side note, I really don't see that much trouble with these rising gas prices. People still can afford to eat out, and line up outside of stores to buy the latest I-pad, or video games. Movies are still making 75 million on opening weekends. People have money, gas is just something to complain about, even though we can all afford it. Just on the news tonight, they are saying gas will climb as high as $2 per liter this summer. I am ready for it, and we will all have to be, because they know that everyone needs it. They always rise prices just before summer, just wait, come fall, it will all drop back down to 1.20 per liter.



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:10 PM
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When I started this thread, I was thinking of greed and control by TPTB of course. Then a little light started going off after reading some very insightful replies.

Not looking for S or F. If you want to have a read, that's it. It's a theory rather than facts like this thread but sometimes you have to put it out there.

Conspiracy Theory #68934...Fuel Prices...Just Greed or Citizen Movement Control?

www.abovetopsecret.com...



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:15 PM
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Just seen a report on the news.

Saudi Arabia fuel pump price today:

.11 per litre. Yup...11 cents!

WTH?



posted on May, 11 2011 @ 10:43 PM
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what's more pathetic is that we have the 3rd largest oil reserve in the world and the canadian dollar has been at par or worth more than the u.s. for years now.

that's what you get for voting for harper. now that he's fully in charge he can hold more bilderberg meetings and find more ways to rape this country.

do you think if america had the third largest reserve in the world, they'd be paying $5 a gallon.

this piece of sh-t harper is an american wannabe and a traitor.

petro-canada was supposed to protect us from this, instead these criminals sold out to american and foreign investors.

you think shell, esso, or any american company will sell gas cheaper to canadians than to americans.
you know what would happen if they did that. it would be on cnn and every t.v. station that it would anger every citizen in america. they would hit the gas companies hard.

senators and congressmen would use this to ensure votes and would be on t.v. every minute condemning this.
it would be a public relations disaster that oil companies would lose big time.

that's what happens in a country like canada, where all everybody complains to are their friends or at bus stops.





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