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Old 09-23-2005, 11:46 AM   #21
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I waiting in line for 15 minutes yesterday to fill up at 2.69 / gal. I guess everyone had the same idea as me.
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Old 09-23-2005, 11:47 AM   #22
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From CNN

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The two National Guard tanker trucks, each carrying 5,000 gallons of gas, were sent at daybreak Friday to help thousands of people who had run low on gas while trying to evacuate, said Chief Master Sgt. Gonda Moncada, spokeswoman for the national guard.

The trucks were sent to help motorists on Interstates 10, 45, 59 and 290, Moncada said.

Because nozzles on the military vehicles were too large to provide fuel to civilian vehicles, 1-inch nozzles had to be flown in, she said.

Moncada said that 10,000 gallons of gas might not be enough to help everyone who needs it.
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Old 09-23-2005, 12:02 PM   #23
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Just filled up about an hour ago. $3.04/gal. Two weeks ago it was up to 3.25/gal
Finally! Someone with the same gas prices as me...then I see that we both live in wonderful NYS....no wonder....
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The really stupid thing is that WE do not buy gas from Texas. WE are one of the places ( Alberta) supplying the U.*. with the oil, so why should WE have to pay such high prices when the price per barrel of oil has not gone up. I know that Alberta is a different province than Ontario, but still, back in the 80'* I think, they actually had some gov thing that did not allow any export of oil until it was sure that Canada had enough for themselves to function.
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The really stupid thing is that WE do not buy gas from Texas. WE are one of the places ( Alberta) supplying the U.*. with the oil, so why should WE have to pay such high prices when the price per barrel of oil has not gone up. I know that Alberta is a different province than Ontario, but still, back in the 80'* I think, they actually had some gov thing that did not allow any export of oil until it was sure that Canada had enough for themselves to function.
I was thinking about this today. If there is an oil crisis, Canada should be self sufficiant and we shouldn't really feel the effects. Maybe there is some law about stopping export to the US/other countries in a crisis? Or perhaps lost revenue from the stop of exporting gets factored in?

I got my gas this morning. $1.03/L, or $3.30 US/Gallon. There were about 10 cars tanking up, and it hasn't gone up yet. I think I'm going to have to let off on the throttle because my 16.5MPG/City is getting pricey.
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Yeah gas is still at 1.03L here in Georgetown. I think ppl jumped the gun and caused them selves some undue stress. All you members in the path of Rita be safe, my thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.....GOOD LUCK!

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filled up last night at a $1.13.2 for premium...i filled up at esso ($1.02.2 reg)with only about 20 cars at the station to get there i passed a loblaws gas station that had the reg for $.99.2 cents a liter but there 15 pumpes had a 10 car lineup each!!!!do the math thats 150 cars at one station!! and there was room for more.

I dont know what makes me more angery the price gouging by the gas companys or the gst tax on the gas tax (double taxing). and the government wont do anything because there making to much money off of this...out of the 6 billion dollers that the canadian federal govornment got from taxing gas they only gave back 300 million to the provinces this is so fucked up its almost laughable


our gas (canadian gas) sould be the same as Venezuela they only pay $2 to fill there tank because there government treats there gas a a natural resorse and dont charge there people for whats already theres

The price of gas varies around the world, due to the vagaries of exchange rates but mostly because of taxes and subsidies. Assuming your car gets 35 miles per gallon, here is how far $20 of gas will take you in various countries around the world:

Germany: 127 miles

Japan: 147 miles

United States: 342 miles

China: 385 miles

Saudi Arabia: 771 miles

Venezuela: 4,624 miles
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I filled up after work yesterday $2.54 for regular. Lines 5 cars long at each side of the pumps. Witnessed 2 women fighting over 1 gas pump. Apparently one tried to weasle her way in after the other one had inserted her credit card and actually hit the ladies car. I got outta there quick but saw the cars front bumpers still together. That is insane!!!!!
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