Vancouver gas prices just broke a North American record set in LA in

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  1. Frank'n'censed

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    Is my math correct ? $6.14 a gallon ?
     
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    I'm paying 2.12 CND (per litre) so you're not doing too bad, really. That's about 1.65USD.

    Welcome to the real world, Frank!!:D
     
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    This is just a wild a.. guess on my part, but I'm thinking if my buddies who own houses in Mexico won't go down there anymore, you MAY not like it much there either.
     
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    If you are quoting the 1 CAD/l prince, then it is not: that is about 2.8 USD a gallon.

    I had no idea how much we pay for gas but I just checked, about 6 USD a gallon.
     
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    Yep, pretty close. Sure, some of that is taxes, but sometimes it seems that if a bedouin in the desert trips on a camel, the price of gas goes up. There's no rationale at all.
     
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    Not sure of the conversion numbers, but I figure it’s time to get on the bus, Gus...
     
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    Friends of our just bought a Nissan Leaf. I can hear him laughing from here.
     
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    The rationale is, it's coming summer, let's raise the price until they quit buying, then we'll drop it a quarter. Our gas prices are doing the every time you go to the pump it's higher thing right now. When it starts, people line up, wanting one last "cheap" ride.
     
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    Fred & Barney had it figured out eons ago
     
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    Guess my math is off but 1.61 canadian is 1.26 US
    I paid 3.45 in Los Angeles yesterday . . . . .
     
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    Oh no - it's $4.78 or something USD not $6.14
     
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    Yep. I know it's just capitalism at work, but it sure feels like we're getting screwed. The easiest response is simply to drive less, but these gas prices affect more than just the fuel in my car. They drive up shipping prices which increases the price on nearly everything we buy. So now, we simply buy less stuff, go out for dinner less often, buy cheaper groceries, and take fewer weekend driving trips where we might spend some money in another town.
    Gas companies win, but the entire economy takes a hit.
     
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    True, but it's about $6.10 Canadian for a US gallon. Even more for an Imperial gallon.
     
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    Here's the math to convert the price in the article to $US/US gallon.

    1.619 $CAN/litre x (3.78541 litre / US gallon) * (0.78 $US / $CAN) = 4.78 $US/US gallon

    This does make me look at electric cars for a commuter vehicle, but why are they so expensive? You'd think there would be less to them and so they would cost less.
     
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    Textbook hysteria.

    I paid something like $ 6.59 in Northern, Coastal California, on a bit of a tour coming back from my brother's wedding in San Luis Obispo a number of years ago.

    Of course one would expect prices of things in Vancouver to be grossly overpriced. That's what they do there. Same thing happened in Gold Rush towns and in the trading posts en route to them. $ 1.00 for a loaf of bread, when a dollar bought a month's worth of bread Back East.

    We're bringing on additional electrical generation at a breakneck pace. The boys that generate that stuff are desperate to find new customers, as people continue to waste less and insulate more and businesses learn to save on operating space, and as retail stores close like wild. You will be pushed toward the Electric Car - you don't have to crawl across nails to get there.
     
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    We are also being squeezed by much of the country, due to our stance against the pipeline
     
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    Depending on where you live, your "electric car" is either a coal-powered car, a fuel oil-powered car, or a fracked natural gas-powered car.

    Eeee-lectricity don't just come out the wall...:confused:
     
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    Now, figure out how long it would take, based on average miles per gallon on my CX5 and driving 10% less than my current average weekly mileage, to convert the savings into a new Am Pro Tele.
     
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    Hydro electricity comes out of the river. That water comes out of the sky. It ain't so expensive out here.
     
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