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    .99 cents per liter. Time for the gas price strike.

    Soon they will be tacking on the big "1" in front of the price per liter of gasoline. It is time to act. There is a gas price stike in California where the gas consumers buy as little as possible. How it would work her is, you have to buy as little gas as necessary and then at the end of the price you always buy .55 cents to let the gas comapnies know that you are not happy and are buying as little as possible. (example $5.55, $10.55, $15.55 ect. ect........always ending in .55 cents) The 55 was chosen because in the oil shortages of the early 80s the US government lowered the highway speeds from 85 MPH to 55 MPH.

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    Compared with gasoline...

    Think a litre of gas is expensive?
    This makes one think, and also puts things in perspective:

    - Diet Snapple 16 oz $1.29 ....... $10.32 per gallon
    - Lipton Ice Tea 16 oz $1.19 .........$9.52 per gallon
    - Gatorade 20 oz $1.59 ..... $10.17 per gallon
    - Ocean Spray 16 oz $1.25 ..... $10.00 per gallon
    - Brake Fluid 12 oz $3.15 . ....$33.60 per gallon
    - Vick's Nyquil 6 oz $8.35 .... $178.13 per gallon
    - Pepto Bismol 4 oz $3.85 .... $123.20 per gallon
    - Whiteout 7 oz $1.39 ....... $25.42 per gallon
    - Scope 1.5 oz $0.99 ....$84.48 per gallon

    And this is the REAL KICKER...
    Evian water 9 oz $1.49..........$21.19 per gallon?!
    $21.19 for WATER - and the buyers don't even know the source.
    (Evian spelled backwards is Naive.)

    So, the next time you're at the pump, be glad your car doesn't run on water, Scope, or Whiteout, or God forbid Pepto Bismol or Nyquil...

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    Miko

    Just buy a Smart car. Three cylinder diesel turbo and it's available now if you don't mind being on a waiting list. And forget about Kyoto, that accord is so flawed it isn't funny. We should never have signed on to it because all it will end up doing is costing us a fortune.

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    Question for you guys:

    Is it worth it once in a while to go over the border into Champlain/Plattsburgh and fill up there?

    I fill my tank before going north over the border because of the gas price in Canada.

    At about $2.20 US a gallon, that's about 58 US cents per liter, which would be about 72 Canadian cents per liter (if my calculations are accurate).

    Just a thought...

    CK

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    LOL go in europe and check the gas price... you wont complaint anymore.... I think they should even raise the gas price so there's gonna be less folks on the road!

    Wilko

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    I highly doubt it, or at least they wouldn't be able to do it in large quantities since certain turcks are required to transport the gas.

    The future of gas prices

    Heh, and people say I'm crazy for refusing to even think about getting a drivers liscence
    Inherited Will, the destiny of an age and the dreams of its people. These things will not be stopped.
    As long as people continue to pursue the meaning of freedom. They will never cease to be.

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    Here are our choices. Do something to let them know that we are not mindless fools that will pay any price, or do nothing and accept any price increase. I think people will not wake up until they tack that "1" in front of the price sign.

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    Compared with others...

    Average prices per litre, $Can:

    U.S. $0.72
    U.K. $1.99
    Italy $1.93
    Germany $1.90
    France $1.81
    Spain $1.48
    Japan $1.54

    And "le plus meilleur pays du monde" $0.88 !

    Happy Canada Day!

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    102.4 today....
    its time for me to sell my V8 4.6L Lincoln

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    Quote Originally Posted by hellcow
    102.4 today....
    its time for me to sell my V8 4.6L Lincoln
    what year is it? and mileage? is it YMMV? GRHE (Good Ride and Handling Experience) ?
    if the price is right, I might be interested..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Karlyto
    Average prices per litre, $Can:

    U.S. $0.72
    U.K. $1.99
    Italy $1.93
    Germany $1.90
    France $1.81
    Spain $1.48
    Japan $1.54

    And "le plus meilleur pays du monde" $0.88 !

    Happy Canada Day!
    Other than the US, I believe none of those countries are oil producing countries as Canada is. Try comparing our prices with those in the OPEC countries such as Saudi Arabia or Kuwait and then we will see how we stack up. Our biggest problem with gas prices is due to the greedy gov't we have. The higher the price the more taxes they make. If the gov't of Quebec and Canada were serious about keeping prices down they would take a fixed amount of tax per litre instead of adding to the price gouging. They could also remove the legislated minimum price and actually allow some real competition in our so called free market. They should actually legalize drugs because the prices they would charge would get more people to stop using them than any laws they currently have, which have no effect at all.

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    I see you bending over, and I see you spreading your cheeks. But I don't see any BALLZ!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Techman
    Other than the US, I believe none of those countries are oil producing countries as Canada is. Try comparing our prices with those in the OPEC countries such as Saudi Arabia or Kuwait and then we will see how we stack up. Our biggest problem with gas prices is due to the greedy gov't we have. The higher the price the more taxes they make.
    The UK is a net oil exporter (the north sea is full of oil fields, which is presumably why Norway is one of the richest countries in the world), which the US certainly isn't.

    The problem you have with gas prices is greedy consumers who can't figure out they should use less of the stuff and not drive stupidly oversize vehicles.

    I think Techman is a lurking Texan.

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    Smile Canadian Tire Sells Gas

    Peterpanjr,
    Canadian Tire sells gas.They have a few gas stations in Montreal,
    Jean Talon E/Lacordaire,Sherbrooke E(PAT),Masson/Iberville,
    Blvd Taschereau,in Sherbrooke King E/Fleurimont of the top of my head.

    They will not accept Canadian Tire Money as payment for gas.
    Make sure you have back-up.

    Also check the various consumer reports about the Canadian Tire
    garages and you will change your mind quickly.

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    There is something you can do about it.

    The price of gas is high at this momemnt, so buy as little as possible at the higher price. As supplies arrive and the refineries have to process this gas, this will mean that there will be a large supply of new gas as well as older gas in the taks. The prices have to drop so that supplies can be moved out, this is the time to buy at the lower price. Canadian tire offers Canadian Tire money as a bonus when you buy gasoline at their gas stations ( I can save $1.60 per tank), and Ultramar has a promotion where you can save a dollar when you buy 25 liters of gas. Reward these places with your patronage. This is something that all of us can do, rather than bitch about the high gas prices. Just think of it this way, if you all followed my advice. The savings can translate into several SP or MP visits.

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