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A few weeks ago, a member of ATS posted a thread about the idea someone gave of boycotting ONE oil company for a whole year, forcing that company to lower its prices to prevent a too big loss of money, and that that would be forcing the others to follow in lowering prices.
Originally posted by jude11
Had a conversation with a friend last week and I remember him stating that these ridiculous gas prices will soon start to drop because oil is on the way down. I never wanted someone to be so right.
But here we are...oil coming down and gas...continues to climb.
I know the US was in shock when some States were seeing $5 per gallon. Ha!
How about $5.60 and up? That's what some experienced in Canada.
The scary thing is that we here in Canada are not hearing any news that the upward swing will soon end. In fact, as we approach summer, it is a certainty to continue to rise as that's what happens.
It's ridiculous that I now drive only when I absolutely have to. I don't want to think of a holiday trip as the budget for fuel will outweigh everything else.
So now the Govt. believes we have an extra $1,000 to shell out? The equivalent of a 7% tax hike...as if we didn't have enough taxes already. An extra 12 Billion GONE from our pockets.
I DON'T HAVE ANOTHER $1,000 TO GIVE!
Higher Canadian gas prices could cost households an extra $950 this year: CIBC
OTTAWA — The recent surge in gasoline prices, if sustained, will cost the average Canadian household an extra $950 this year, according to a report issued Monday. CIBC World Markets said the 25 per cent rise in pump prices since September would, at current levels, cost Canadian consumers an extra $12 billion over the course of 2011, equivalent to a tax hike of about seven per cent. Read more: www.canada.com...
The Central Canada gas price puzzle
Record gasoline prices are hammering consumers in Central Canada, even though oil prices are sitting well below recent highs and most regions in the West and Atlantic Canada are so far seeing little change at the pumps.
Gas prices jump at Ontario, Quebec pumps
Gasoline prices at the pumps soared in parts of Ontario and Quebec early Tuesday, even as the price of crude oil was little changed. Motorists were paying 6.5 cents a litre more in southern and eastern Ontario, the website tomorrowsgaspriceotoday.com reported. A litre of regular gas in the Toronto area cost $1.396 early Tuesday, compared with 96.3 cents a year ago.
Gas price breaches 140 cents per litre - hitting 141.1
Drivers saw another leap in gas prices on Wednesday with the average price in Toronto breaching the 140 cents per litre mark. After a record increase of 6.5 cents on Tuesday, a further 1.5 cents per litre was added on Wednesday, leaving the average price at 141.1.
So, what are the prices in your area?
US Average Gas Prices by State:
Canada Average Gas Prices By Province:
edit on 11-5-2011 by jude11 because: (no reason given)
Australia is the same as Canada..
It's normal to drive 20+miles to get to work..
Personally I do over 300miles a week..
Petrol here is $1.50 a liter...
Originally posted by jude11
reply to post by korathin
Um, I think you missed the point entirely.
We KNOW it's taxes and We KNOW about our social programs.
We also KNOW that our social programs are disappearing and yet, the taxes are increasing.
I don't care what side of the border you are from, it's quite evident that the surplus is not going to the citizens.
With that argument however, with even less social programs in the US, why are fuel prices at the pump also rising in the US?
It is not even remotely possible to justify this argument.
Originally posted by anumohi
everyone should buy a gallon of gas, then all get together and burn down your government with it
edit on 12-5-2011 by anumohi because: (no reason given)