Gas across the border with jerry cans
Anyways, I was wondering what your experiences with doing this is. I head down there quite a bit, and if there's money to be saved, I'm in!
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i6s1 wrote: ↑May 1st, 2012 1:33 amPerfectly legal. You don't need to declare the gas in your tank but you do need to declare it if it's in Jerry Cans. Price today at Burlington costco was $3.87/gallon. Price in Langley, $1.40/l. CAD is $0.99/USD, plus a 1c spread for MC and a 2.5% conversion fee from the bank, and it costs 1.025c/USD.
3.87c/gal * 1.025cad/usd / 3.785 l/gal = 1.05c/l, saving 35c/l. Gas cans (which are rarely proper Jerry Cans) are usually 20l (or more), so each one is saving it's owner $7.
I saw a guy at Costco today that had 5 in the back of his van, so he's saving $35 plus whatever he saves by filling his tank, plus whatever he saves by shopping at a US Costco.
My mom, wife, sister, and I spent $825 in the US today, plus a full tank of gas.
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about 40 cents per litre has always been the norm for price gap between Vancouver and Bellingham. Keep in mind you have to declare any gas in jerry cans as part of your total value of goods when coming back to Canada, and if you store gas in jerry cans in your home you may be violating tenancy agreement or home insurance policies.Messerschmitt wrote: ↑Jan 24th, 2015 1:37 pmGoing to revive this.
Vancouver petrol: 101.9/L. Bellingham petrol: 1.79/GAL (average price) which is roughly 48.5/L USD. Convert at 1.26 rate (which is on the high end), 61.1/L CAD. Savings of 40c per Litre. Get 4 20L gas canisters + a average 50L tank, you save over 50$ CAD. Not bad at all. And the govn't can keep their 47c/L in taxes which never received from me in the first place.
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I don't think there is a limit, but you gotta declare the purchase! People have been stopped in the past by anal border agents for their tank of gas (and less!).
No, that's why you have to transport in jerry cans.