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canadore
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 7:02:33 AM

Come on! guys and gals! may 1st was supposed to be the start for us to finally put pressure on the Big 4 to reduce their prices! Yet again I see a lot of consumers still at Petro Canada, ESSO, Shell and Sunoco, why is that you may ask? it's because people get comfortable with their lifestyle and don't want to change anything about it. Please speak to your friends who are fearful about changing! and explain to them that this problem will only multiply for their children and grandchildren and so on.
The time is here for us to say "Enough is enough! STOP GOUGING US!! The high prices of gas reflects on everything you purchase, EVERYTHING!!!! get it? You would not only save at the pumps! it would trickle down to everything, specially on imports and god knows that we import an awful lot from around the world.
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installer
Champion Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2012 11:46:51 AM

Scuttlebutt is that we'll be awash in new oil in the next 5 yrs. Will be a lot of short selling. That'll put a crimp in the green cars.
jdhelm
Champion Author Iowa

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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2012 4:36:28 PM

. . . when Canada declares war on obama - then the forces will be with you . . .
Michael29644
Champion Author Greenville

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Message Posted: Jun 21, 2012 1:04:35 AM

"canadore started this topic 5 weeks ago and has not returned."

Canadore is too busy not posting prices.
maxstar
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Message Posted: Jun 20, 2012 10:53:00 PM

canadore started this topic 5 weeks ago and has not returned. What happened to "... people get comfortable with their lifestyle and don't want to change anything.. "
MARIOWERX
Champion Author Vancouver

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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2012 3:57:01 PM

Seamus4513 might be a little confused with the spelling as I a sure there are "Sealls" near Orange County , Thanks "Shamus"
Seamus4513
Champion Author Orange County

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Message Posted: Jun 14, 2012 1:03:55 AM

Don't have any of those near us
twopairAL
Champion Author Huntsville

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Message Posted: May 18, 2012 10:34:20 AM

Quit going to one station they were the same price as Wal-Mart but now they are running it two cents more. I run down to Costco it's the same price and still on the way home. Costco is running there new CLean Power additive. Had no issues. Anyway, there traffic has slowed way down. I don't but Murphy but if it is across the street , you gonna lose business.
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:15:34 PM

StillWillIV:

You wrote: "GAS WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Can you explain what a gas war is, how it's conducted, and/or what you meant by simply posting "GAS WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!"? I mean, can you provide even a little more to what you wrote so we can understand what you meant?
brerrabbitTX
Champion Author Houston

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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 2:40:51 PM

Don't blame me. Not only have I not bought from those guys since May 1, but I bought my last gas from Petro Canada in April 1993 as I was leaving Calgary, and have not bought a single drop from any of the four since then. I am 100% on board and honoring your efforts.

(The fact I moved back to Texas from Calgary in April 1993 is beside the point.)
StillWillIV
Sophomore Author South Bend

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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 12:37:56 PM

GAS WAR!!!!!!!!!!!!
red_green17
Champion Author Ottawa

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Message Posted: May 15, 2012 7:39:29 AM

Looks like back to the drawing board lol.

Anyway we can fight against oil giants - by being smart consumers. Take reasonable approaches like filling up on "cheap night" where the price pops down, usually mid week(for me it is Tuesday after 7pm)and by shopping around to get the best price in advance. That's partly why this site is such a great tool. An outright boycott is simply not going to work until we can run our cars on something else.
catfish99
Champion Author Wilmington

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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 6:29:28 AM

I think he's another GAS WAR IN MONTREAL believer. Shockingly, not many warriors are out there...I guess because they are smart or something.
Michael29644
Champion Author Greenville

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Message Posted: May 14, 2012 12:00:35 AM

"why is that you may ask?"

No, I don't ask, because this nonsense has been addressed in numerous threads already.
charmy98
Rookie Author KW

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Message Posted: May 13, 2012 7:27:38 AM

It's a nice idea but won't work.
rumbleseat
Champion Author Winnipeg

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Message Posted: May 13, 2012 6:15:35 AM

I put pressure on just the other day! I didn't drive! Then the price dropped 1 cent per litre, the equivalent of just under 4 cents per US gallon!
LOL!!

Elvis has left the building, and it seems he took intelligence with him!
kishoreCA
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 6:34:41 PM

don't be fool to think we can fight against oil giants.
Gas_Buddy
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 4:19:09 PM

Did I miss something that indicated that "may 1st was supposed to be the start for us to finally put pressure..."?

Really? When did this come about? Why type of pressure were we supposed to do? Everyone around the world was supposed to do what?

But, and I'm going to sound like I'm naive but I really am not, who is doing the gouging? How are they gouging? And what is it that our pressure is supposed to accomplish?

Hard for me to understand the original post if you don't tell us more information.

But, as maxstar suggested, maybe it would be pressure of some sort if you posted gas prices just a little more frequently. That way people would know where to shop for lower priced fuel. So far you've made, perhaps 15 gas price posts in about 9 months. If you made just one gas price post a week, you'd more than double the amount of information you're providing your fellow Ontario Gas Buddy members. Now that might be something tangible and productive for in helping people be smarter - or at least more informed - shoppers for fuel.
maxstar
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Message Posted: May 12, 2012 12:49:13 PM

canadore: Boycotts do not work. Instead of coming here to complain, try contributing to the site by posting some price updates. At 2,420, you have the amount of points that can be earned in three days.
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