Friday, April 01, 2011

Did you hear about the huge gas price increase in Ontario?!

Massive gas price increase overnight

by Staff

Brace yourself. Gas prices in Canada are set to shoot up dramatically tonight.

Gas is set to rise by an unprecedented 30 cents a litre, as world events drive prices up across the country.

Furnace oil and diesel are expected to follow suit, rising by 35 cents and 26 cents, respectively.

In light of the current global situation, Canadians are already feeling the pressure at the pump. And many have had enough.

"It's just ridiculous," says Matt Hennessey. "They can't honestly expect us to keep paying more whenever they decide to raise prices."

As bad as the situation sounds, experts worry things could quickly get much worse. Canadians could see everything from the cost of food to the cost of public transportation rise as a result.

"These prices may have been triggered by events beyond our control, but it's going to cause unrest in Canada," says Tom Schaefer, editor of The Petroleum Post. "I'm expecting protests, riots, and strongly worded letters to Parliament."

People in Canada, naturally, will look to the Tar Sands to help curb skyrocketing prices. Unfortunately, Canada lacks refinery capacity and is already at its peak for production.

"For now, people will just have to open up their wallets and pay these outrageous prices," says Schaefer. "I'm not happy about it either."

Click here to find out how much gas will cost in your city.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Gasoline Prices - can you solve this mystery?

How cool is this, a friend of mine sent me the image below
The caption read:
"This was taken in Calgary."

check it out, look where he says it's from, it's exactly the same sign as
the one below and the one below states that it's from
"On the Yellowhead Highway #16 in northern British Columbia"

...with all the exact wording below the gasoline prices

So someone in the one of the images has done a cut and paste job!

I'll believe the one from Esso in Canada before I believe the image from
Exxon form the US

I could be wrong, but it would be just like an American to take a Canadian
sign, cut and paste it onto an American Icon (EXXON) and take the credit....
the internet and people are amazing in how they manipulate things

Does anyone know for sure which one is the correct sign?

The other Joke here is that we in Toronto and most of Canada are paying just over $1.20 per litre of gasoline, whereas most of the USA is paying about $3.50 per USGallon, when you do the conversion we are paying about $4.54 per USGallon or converting the other way Americans are paying about 92.6 Cents/Litre - we are getting overcharged for gasoline in Canada!

If the price in the USA were $4.54 per gallon, US citizens would revolt!

The other point that I am trying to make is that we can't forget that what
we are viewing and reading could be dis-information or even worse, complete

Be careful out there

All the best

Saturday, March 19, 2011

Current Toronto and USA Gasoline Prices

Prices for regular gasoline in Toronto and GTA middle of March 2011 $123/litre due to Libya and Egypt unrest, the price of fuel was $3.49/USGal during most of our trip to Florida during our March Break March 11 to 19th


How high can and/or will it go? Your guess is as good as mine!

All the best!


PS- it should be very interesting to see what the price of gasoline will be at the fuel dock at Port Credit Harbour Marina, typically the price is 10 to 15 cents per litre higher than on land, ouch!

Wednesday, January 05, 2011

Happy New Year to you and your family in 2011!

Happy New Year and I wish you and your family all the best in 2011!

May gasoline prices stay about where they are for the balance of the year!


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