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    Vancouver gas prices...highest ever in North America?!?

    Mirages must be like gold up there right now?!?

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    Vancouver gas prices just broke a North American record set in LA in 2008

    Vancouver’s gas prices have now set a new North American record.

    On Monday morning, gas prices throughout the Lower Mainland are sitting at an average of $1.619.

    Some gas stations are still lower, however.

    This new milestone has beat a North American record, which was set in Los Angeles in 2008.

    “The $1.619 is, of course, the highest price we’ve ever seen for any major city anywhere in North America in history, so you are seeing eye-popping prices,” says gas analyst from GasBuddy.com, Dan McTeague.

    He says prices could come down a penny or two by mid-week and another penny or two by the end of the week.

    However, he says prices could reach this high again and higher as summer begins.

    McTeague says the gas prices here are being affected by two refineries in Washington State, which are going through springtime maintenance and therefore not producing as much product as usual.

    “I think people have to recognize that you are price-takers and you are supply-takers,” he adds. “And your supply constraint here is made no easier by the fact that you have only one pipeline that brings you the majority of your gasoline — the Trans Mountain Pipeline.”

    “The proposal isn’t just about building a second line for crude, it’s also about expanding the existing line, which would add about 50,000 barrels of product, like light oil, like gasoline, like diesel, like jet fuel.”

    “What that would do, in fact, given that it’s about 50,000 barrels that being proposed and approved by the NDP, that would add another Parkland refinery right in your own backyard,” McTeague adds.

    The gas prices in Vancouver and the surrounding region have driven some people to cross the border and fill up in Washington State. Many cars with Canadian plates were lined up at the Costco gas station in Bellingham on Sunday with many people also filling up gas cans.

    At that station, gas is currently sitting at about C$1 a litre.

    Link: https://globalnews.ca/news/4176371/v...rice-record-2/



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    Holy sit, didn't know it was that high there. It's around 1.30/Liter here right now

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    Gas Buddy has a "heat" map of fuel prices for Canada, USA and many other countries. The higher the average price the "hotter" the color. Here's the link for the Canada map.

    https://www.gasbuddy.com/GasPriceMap?country=can

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    Holy smokes. That would convert to about $6/gallon for US drivers. US drivers would go crazy at $6/gallon.

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    Everything is expensive in Vancouver! https://www.realtor.ca/Residential/S...olumbia-V6G2H9
    300k for a 1 bedroom apartment, Plus $1100 a month condo fees! And thats for a 55 year lease

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    Its € 1.52 here near Frankfurt this morning, being about US$1.8 per Litre or $6.81 per US gallon.

    Because those prices are normal around here, we can buy numerous efficient models, not just the Mirage (Space Star).
    For example the Suzuki Celerio, which is quite similar and uses even much less fuel, according to the users of Spritmonitor.de

    https://auto.suzuki.de/suzuki-modell...elerio-5-turer

    Btw, on Spritmonitor.de you can do some research in English for free without even logging in.

    https://www.spritmonitor.de/en/
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    Vancouver has far and away the highest fuel taxes in all of Canada. Sorry, but I don't feel too sad when people suffer at the pump for their decisions at the ballot box.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motor_...axes_in_Canada

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    That article is BS.
    Gas prices were well above that in Northern Ontario several years back. I remember pricing above $165.9/L
    Will weld for beer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IchabodCrane View Post
    I remember pricing above $165.9/L
    Wow! $627.10 a US gallon!

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    It's almost time to move to Venezuela https://www.globalpetrolprices.com/gasoline_prices/
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