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Old 04-08-2005, 12:41 AM   #81
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I paid $4.00/gallon for 91 the other night, was the cheapest i could find. 58.50 to fill, considerably less than last weeks 67.00!
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Some of you may have already seen this........

It is rumoured that we are going to hit close to a $1.42 a Litre by the summer. Want gasoline prices to come down? We need to take some intelligent, united action. Phillip Hollsworth, offered this good idea: This makes MUCH MORE SENSE than the don't buy gas on a certain day campaign that was going around last April or May! The oil companies just laughed at that because they knew we wouldn't continue to hurt ourselves by refusing to buy gas. It was more of an inconvenience to us than it was a problem for them. BUT, this is a plan that can really work. Please read it and join with us! We all know that we're being controlled by the oil companies. Does everyone remember how they drove up the prices way past a dollar and got the gas prices to where they wanted them, claiming there was a shortage of oil? Well, there isn't any shortage now, and the oil is more abundant than it was 35 years ago when the price of a litre of gas was 29 cents!!! Now that the oil companies and the OPEC nations have conditioned us to think that the cost of a litre of gas is CHEAP at $0.78-$0.85, we need to take aggressive action to teach them that BUYERS control the marketplace....not sellers.

With the price of gasoline going up more each day, we consumers need to take action. The only way we are going to see the price of gas come down is if we hit someone in the pocketbook by not purchasing their gas! And we can do that WITHOUT hurting ourselves. How? Since we all rely on our cars, we cant just stop buying gas. But we CAN have an impact on gas prices if we all act together to force a price war. Here'* the idea: For the rest of this year, DON'T purchase ANY gasoline from the two biggest companies (which now are one), PETRO CANADA and SHELL. If they are not selling any gas, they will be inclined to reduce their prices. If they reduce their prices, the other companies will have to follow suit. But to have an impact, we need to reach literally millions of PETRO CANADA and SHELL buyers. Its really simple to do!! Now, don't whimp out on me at this point...keep reading and I`ll explain how simple it is to reach millions of people!!

I am sending this note to at least thirty people. If each of you send it to at least ten more (30 x 10 = 300) . and those 300 send it to at least ten more (300 x 10 = 3,000)...and so on, by the time the message reaches the sixth generation of people, we will have reached over THREE MILLION consumers! If those three million get excited and pass this on to ten friends each, then 30 million people will have been contacted! If it goes one level further, you guessed it..... THREE HUNDRED MILLION PEOPLE!!! Again, all you have to do is send this to 10 people. That'* all. How long would all that take? If each of us sends this email out to ten more people within one day of receipt, all 300 MILLION people could conceivably be contacted within the next 8 days!!! Ill bet you I didn't think you and I had that much potential, did you! Acting together we can make a difference. If this makes sense to you, please pass this message on.

PLEASE HOLD OUT UNTIL THEY LOWER THEIR PRICES TO THE $0.64 OR LESS RANGE AND KEEP THEM DOWN. THIS CAN REALLY WORK!!!!!!
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Old 04-08-2005, 02:05 AM   #83
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Seen that last year and the year before. didn't help then and wont help now.
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Old 04-08-2005, 07:34 PM   #84
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Costs me $65 to fill a car..... from DEAD empty

Supreme is $1.043 a litre here......
That'* $3.25 (USD) a gallon.... for those doing the math.
Yeah, its pretty high, but not quite as high as you are trying to make it sound. And no, I don't mean that in a mean way.

But that is $2.83 USD.

I really feel bad though for my fellow high school aged people. I have a well paying job and it hurts every time I go to the pump, I can't imagine how it is for people that are not as fortunate as me.
You know what, I don't understand why you are converting it over to USD$$$. Who cares what it is in USD$$$ we still pay for gas in CAD$$$.

And Merlin, yeah I know what you mean, I paid something like 1.069$ per litre today.

So that is

4,04$ per Gallon in CAD$$$ since I live in CANADA, I pay for everything in CAD$$$


I'd like to see it hit 4.04$ per Gallon in the U.*. then what are you gonna convert the currency to, in order to make it sound cheaper???
Whoa whoa, calm down.

I'm not exactly the brightest kid in school, BUT...

According to the worlds economic system, if you live in Canada, then you make Canadian dollars. And, you spend canadian dollars for the most part. So, on the surface, number wise, you make more money than us, but everything also costs more in a flat numerical sense.

Going back and reading that, it doesn't make much sense probably. So it is time for an example.

My car has 76000 miles on it. Just as an example, someone else who lives in Canada may have 125000 kM'* on it. At first glance, to me as an American, that seems to be a high mileage car. But in reality, that car only has 77,700 miles on it, which isn't THAT big of a difference.

That is the message I was trying to get across the first time around, but obviously it wasn't very effective. Let me know if I have to try it again.
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Old 04-08-2005, 08:33 PM   #85
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This US prices vs Canadian prices debate can rage forever, we pay more for gas and thats that. Sheer buying power makes it easier for the US market to have lower prices, there are way more people in the US. But most fuel prices are driven by other factors...gasoline for cars is sludge compared to what the shipping, aviation (esp aviation) and railway industries need to operate.

Our problem is government taxation, our gasoline is way overtaxed driving the prices up, also, unlike most chain stores, individual gas stations can vary their prices. We have Petro Canada all over the place, just like we have ooo say, McDonalds, if I buy a cheeseburger at a McDonalds in Windsor for $1.99 I expect to pay the same $1.99 for the same product in Toronto, so why is gas different?

OPEC gets away with whatever it wants, the Feds take a huge chunk for gas tax, and individual petroleum companies are unregulated on a station to station basis (at least thats how its seems). I cannot seem to find any rhyme or reason to why things are the way they are.

We are encouraged to take public transit in City centres, and what happens? ( at least locally) our Transit commision goes on strike...
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Just curious, what are you gas taxes like in Canada?
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Federal excise tax is 15 cents per L and Provincial gas tax is 14.9% (since gas is nearing a dollar a litre 15% = 15 cents), so basically 1/3 of a litre goes to taxation.
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Canadian fuel tax makes up 40% of the total cost.
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yeah i just payed 2.12 a gal at meijer and down the street is 2.19 a gal.
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Filled up Tues and it was 2.27 a gal for 93. It has been like that for the last 2 weeks.
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