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Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 7:23:06 PM

Statistics Canada says gasoline consumers in Central and Eastern Canada are being hit harder than those in the West because of a growing price gap between the types of crude refineries in both parts of the country use.

“For much of the last decade, changes in gasoline prices have been similar across provinces,” Statistics Canada said in the study released Friday.

A reason for these comparable price movements was that changes in the cost of crude oils had been similar, something that is no longer the case.

“However, starting in 2011, divergence between provincial gasoline price indices expanded and became the largest variation observed in the last decade.”

In the West, gasoline is based on the North American benchmark, West Texas Intermediate crude, which has been suppressed lately
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SandeeC
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 7:18:39 PM

This is a no brainer. Western Canada is where most of the oil and gas (plus other minerals, etc.) are and that's where the money has always been. Ontario is rich in industry but that isn't something that effects fuel prices. As for the Maritime Provinces, they have traditionally always had to pay more than the rest of Canada for everything, not just fuel.
Ahking
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 12:35:51 PM

Perhaps, more pipelines & refineries in Canada can even prices out.
fuel2use
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 11:46:10 AM

Things change.
Ticobird
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Message Posted: Nov 25, 2012 9:44:23 AM

GasBuddy's are well aware of similar price disparities in the US market as well.
Straitliner
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 8:38:07 AM

I agree with the Canadians.
kitty1750
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 6:02:13 AM

They love to gouge Canadians cuz we're so passive. We just pay it and bicker amongst ourselves, shake our heads and that's about as far as it goes. Eastern or western Canada - we all pay more for gas than you folks do in the states.
JohnofGB
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 3:28:37 AM

Yeah, right, uhuh............. Refiners buy WTI and charge like they refined Brent. Its dishonest.
djgunrunner
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 2:50:35 AM

That is probably because they have to get their crude from the North Sea where the prices are higher than Western Intermediate Crude. It would behoove the Canadians to pipe the Crude from Alberta to the East Coast for refining where they have a market in need. They are probably worried that fellow Canadians could not be gouged as much as the Chinese.
GDAE
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 1:33:15 AM

Good to know I guess?
Proofreader
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 12:33:38 AM

When prices rise here, unannounced, they usually go up by 3 to 9 cents/l. Naturally the prices don't decline nearly as quickly.
Changing from litres to U.S. gallons (roughly), multiply by 4. How many Americans would be upset by an overnight hike of, oh, 36 cents per gallon?

Saying: "Well we don't have much choice...we need gas..." as I hear so often on Canadian news clips, is frustrating.

Dammit, most of us are mad, so let's start showing it when we're lucky enough to be interviewed. Enough of this civility and submissive attitude. It doesn't help at all!
BigTruc
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Message Posted: Nov 24, 2012 12:07:15 AM

That's good
bojiway1
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:57:58 PM

isn't the oil in the west....
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:32:15 PM

Ok
flatrock14
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 11:06:52 PM

move west
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MidNJ
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 9:57:00 PM

And all of Canada is paying more than prices in the USA.
CityCouponer
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 9:10:12 PM

It's not fair… just not fair.
dbellie
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 8:33:49 PM

North twin cities is cheaper than south twin cities
graceman
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 7:52:41 PM

No different than in USA.
humblepie
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 7:33:39 PM

dont the governments set the prices in canada ?
Nicoalbum
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Message Posted: Nov 23, 2012 7:24:22 PM

Not only crude... more likely, there's a gas cartel responsible for gas prices manipulations
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