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

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  1. JuneauMike

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    Yes, you are an old crank with an axe to grind. But that's ok, who doesn't want to keep an edge on their their cutlery. ;)
     
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    You pay for it with everything you buy. Everything you own was transported in a motor vehicle. The cost of the fuel was added to the prices.

    For myself, my last tank of high octane gas in Tokyo worked out to $6.99 a gallon.
     
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    When I last bought gas in England, it cost me ~£1.20 a litre.

    Today that would be $6.22 a gallon.
     
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    That's not what this is about, this is about purchasing gasoline at the pump.
     
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    In the UK, as of today and at my local station, diesel is about US $1.81 per litre. That's about US $9.03 per gallon. Unleaded petrol is a few pennies cheaper.
     
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    Densely populated countries, with no oil of their own - shipping or piping it in.

    Large demand, low supply.
     
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    Britain and Norway, particularly the latter, have plenty of oil rights.
     
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    Agreed, but the cost of extraction in the North Sea and piping back to shore is very costly. Other oil producing countries have oil fields on dry land and, although it's not cheap to access, it's a lot cheaper, in relative terms.

    I think we also import quite a bit from the middle-east as we're not self-sufficient.
     
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    The news this morning said your high prices had something to do with a pipeline :rolleyes::p:p:lol::lol:
     
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    On the news this morning I heard that on Haida Gwaii they had higher prices than Vancouver. Not surprising.
     
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    I bet They don't have a pipeline either:cry:
     
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    No, but they have this.

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    Gee nobody dammed it up yet:lol::lol::lol:
     
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    Right.

    Since otherwise we're talking about growing all our own food on site, slaughtering our own chickens, and the overseas trade will be by sailing boat. Of course energy is involved in transport - how could it not be?
     
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    I miss the good ole days when this thread was just about high gas prices in Vancouver. :D

    (But that map was interesting. Looks like gas is cheap in Venezuela, maybe that will inform some vacation decisions. Ha.)
     
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    UK fuel price is $7.40US for regular gas, diesel nearly $8. Plus we have to pay a yearly vehicle tax based on emissions. More you use, the more you pay.

    Mrs D drives a Smart Diesel, and gets 75 mpg everywhere she goes, and is zero rated for road tax.

    Putting it to the gas man!
     
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    Your observations, and the logic behind them, I cannot find fault with. The economy is like a spinning top, the slightest bit of change to the balance results in it no longer spinning correctly.
     
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    If you can afford the cost of living in Van, is the gas price really out of line?

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