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Where is the outrage?

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May 1, 2012
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Where is the outrage?

Crude Oil per Barrel: $53
Diesel per Liter: $1.05
Unleaded Regular per Liter: $1.21
Unleaded Premium per Liter: $1.38

Those prices are going to skyrocket as we get closer to the Summer.

Back when Crude was $100 a Barrel, gas prices were similar. We were told over and over that gas prices are highly dependant on fluctuating oil prices. Well that certainly isn't the case anymore.

No outrage?
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Mar 28, 2017
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My understanding (at least on the west coast) is that two of four Washington State refineries have been doing maintenance. The lowered output has spiked prices.
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What good will being outraged do? We're in no position to influence as all stations are the same due to price collusion, so you can't take your money elsewhere. The only thing consumers can do is buy electric cars.
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Jun 18, 2008
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Anikiri wrote: Crude Oil per Barrel: $53
Diesel per Liter: $1.05
Unleaded Regular per Liter: $1.21
Unleaded Premium per Liter: $1.38

Those prices are going to skyrocket as we get closer to the Summer.

Back when Crude was $100 a Barrel, gas prices were similar. We were told over and over that gas prices are highly dependant on fluctuating oil prices. Well that certainly isn't the case anymore.

No outrage?

Yeah that extra 10 cents a liter is outrageous when the average home in the GTA is up 33% to just under 1 million dollars in one year
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What's the point? Is anything going to change? Is Kathleen Wynne going to reverse her stupid taxes?
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engineered wrote: What good will being outraged do? We're in no position to influence as all stations are the same due to price collusion, so you can't take your money elsewhere. The only thing consumers can do is buy electric cars.
Pretty much.... not like you can just boycott and not buy gas. Maybe that works for a day or two for some people, but not enough to matter. There needs to be a higher up power that can oversee these rates. Oh, and it's a long weekend so of course prices go up as well.
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Less vehicles on the road this weekend...blessing in disguise; as I'm heading down to your neck of the woods.
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Send a message to the oil companies by buying an electric car.
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May 12, 2014
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Anikiri wrote: No outrage?
This is neither "for" nor "against", just FYI:

You do realize that when Trudeau implements his carbon tax/Paris accord, gas prices will skyrocket due to taxes, right?

This is a democracy, and this is what Canadians voted for.
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sandikosh wrote: Send a message to the oil companies by buying an electric car.
LOL I'm no longer outraged by these price gouging after placing the deposit on the Model 3.
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Meh, I just suck it up, and it doesn't help that I just bought a new ride that burns more than my truck and uses premium... Not complaining, there are bigger issues with the world today than gas.
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May 21, 2015
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Possibly the only thing that might work short of govt intervention (like that will happen) would be if all drivers boycott Petro Canada completely and not just for a few days or weeks but a concerted effort lasting a full year or more. No retail sales whatsoever, go elsewhere, even out of your way if you have to as best you can. Don't go even if they reduce their prices or make special points offers to woo people back. There'll be a breaking point eventually and the message to the other retailers will be made as well.
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Beneful1 wrote: Possibly the only thing that might work short of govt intervention (like that will happen) would be if all drivers boycott Petro Canada completely and not just for a few days or weeks but a concerted effort lasting a full year or more. No retail sales whatsoever, go elsewhere, even out of your way if you have to as best you can. Don't go even if they reduce their prices or make special points offers to woo people back. There'll be a breaking point eventually and the message to the other retailers will be made as well.
Why Petro?
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Dec 28, 2010
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oil production is higher than ever, a higher gas price either means higher taxes or more demand. The oil price will never go as high as it was. Ever.
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This carbon tax makes me mad every day. Unfortunately, car drivers tend to bend over and take it, me including.

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