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Old 02-27-2007, 10:10 PM   #1
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Well lately in Ontario it'* been tough finding gas in some stations especially in Toronto and surrounding areas.

Esso started this with a fire in a refinery, then a rail strike in Canada made the problem worse.

what I don't understand is that this was 1 company of many suppliers of gas that had a supply problem, but now all of a sudden gas prices have jumped at all the stations and gas is getting scarce all over the place!

Is this a sign of a supply and demand problem, or are the gas companies getting together just to **** around with us again!!!!

p.* My Bonnie is a thirsty car and likes to drink the expensive premium stuff.......I can't afford for these crisis things to happen!!!!!!
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Esso started this with a fire in a refinery, then a rail strike in Canada made the problem worse.

what I don't understand is that this was 1 company of many suppliers of gas that had a supply problem, but now all of a sudden gas prices have jumped at all the stations and gas is getting scarce all over the place!

Is this a sign of a supply and demand problem, or are the gas companies getting together just to f*** around with us again!!!!
You have some serious Gas Pains in Canada. Here, we have plenty of gas....but at a price. It went up 12 cents this week alone. Maybe your problems are related to our higher prices as well??
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I put in $25.75 in the Civic today... at 97.8 cents a litre, I only got 26.33L (6.95 gallons)
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I'm with you Brian, primi does get spendy.

The shortage is a pain, but valid I think. Nanticoke plant outside of Sarnia for some reason is a huge supplier of Ontario fuel. I guess that fuel fire put a real dent in the supply, couple that with the CN strike made getting fuel from outside the area next to impossible.

Most interesting thing I heard on the news this morning was the trucks that are bringing in the gas could run out of gas on the very roads they drive on causing chaos...hahhahha, how perfect, how the hell can the gas truck run out of gas...its hauling gas!!, siphon some into the tank dingus

Anyway, I've only seen one CDN tire gas station out of gas in my area. I've needed fuel this morning and filled up at the extremely gouged pricd of 1.08 a litre (91 octane) from a Petro Can. No signs stating shortages or 75L max fill ups.

I think its a combo of BS, media frenzy, Nanticoke, CN strike and price gouging.

And we get stuck with it....*sigh*

I still can't go with public transit because A) its overpriced and B) totally inconvienient.
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i am feelin that BS right now i have see stations all around me close shop and tonight for the first time since summer i saw $1L
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We're at 99.9 for 87, I don't wanna look at the 91 price but tomorrow I'll have to since I'm on "E" (for expensive!).

Jim I'm with you.....no way can I use public transit......first of all my ride to work each day is about 20 mins, with public transit it would mean 3 different bus transfers and over 1.5 hours of travel time ONE WAY! Bicycle.........try doin that in these snow storms!

This will probably last another month before things get better.....maybe worth a trip to NY for some savings.............since I'm close and all. I used to do that before all the 911 bs at the border, but haven't lately........Wonder if NY is feeling the pinch?

Our Petro Can here in town was out of gas today....figures since I have a 20cent/litre discount card from them (got it when I bought the G6).

Now Ontario Gov is allowing 10% ethanol mix in PetroCan gas.........great.......things just keep getting worse!
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Even before the refinery fire, cost was on the way up. In a month its gone up 30 c a litre...
staggering really....the previews for the 11 oclock news is brimming with fuel station battles..haha

I fear the summer fuel costs
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Nope, NY is fine here, Just Normal Raping high prices... $2.38 87 and $2.65 93

But wow huh?? $6 US a gallon?

is that right?
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Nope, NY is fine here, Just Normal Raping high prices... $2.38 87 and $2.65 93

But wow huh?? $6 US a gallon?

is that right?
Converson........3.75x99.9x1.15(exchange)= $4.30/gallon in US dollars here right now for 87 try almost $5 for 91!!!!

So Ryan you think your being Raped?????
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yeah but Canada is alway like 1-2$ more then the US...

but yeah that is a bit high
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