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NOTSOGRN

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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:01:14 AM

Canadians aren't likely to see relief at the pumps anytime soon after gas prices shot up to record levels in parts of the country on Saturday.

Some of Canada’s largest cities, including Toronto and Vancouver, saw prices rise more than two cents per litre. In Toronto, gas prices spiked to an average of 140.7 cents per litre.

Dan McTeague, co-founder of the website Tomorrow’s Gas Prices Today, said prices could climb even higher.

“It would look a little bit like panic city for many, especially in Eastern Canada and B.C., where prices have spiked to all-time highs,” McTeague said in an interview on News Channel Saturday.

McTeague said prices in Toronto have not been this high since May 2011, when gas was 141.1 cents per litre.

Some experts say the steep climb at the pumps comes as...

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orphancarguyPE
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:40:49 PM

Putting off the evil fillup for awhile. With 3 vehicles averaging 61 mpg (Prius C), 45 mpg (VW Jetta diesel wagon) and 35 (Subaru Forester AWD) and all with full tanks, maybe I can wait out the panic. Oh, and that's US mpg. The Canadian mpg is 73, 54, and 42 for those three.

See, it helps if you drive a sensible car and then drive that car sensibly.
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streetdesign
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:37:55 PM

Greed is at an all time high as negative news feeds higher crude prices.
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oodaloop
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:58:05 AM

Just don't bring it south....
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Night Owl
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:46:31 AM

Canada has so much oil, yet we're paying record-high gas prices in Toronto yesterday and today.
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Bobmilan
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:27:32 AM

Energy is a world market. Get over it and dig the XL.
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BeaconLite
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:26:20 AM

Canada has it's own oil and we are paying thru the nose for gasoline because of what is happening in Iraq.
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reidlej
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 11:01:57 AM

It's apparently driving up prices everywhere!
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naspa
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:23:26 AM

It is amazing how in the US we use Canadian oil and it's cheaper that the Canadians themselves pay for it.
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johnpuh
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 10:14:59 AM

Maybe they need more pipelines. At least that is the solution they are trying to sell here.
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Eagle3236
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:48:57 AM

We should have built the Keystone Pipeline and more refineries so our Canadian friends could have cheaper fuel!
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gypsymom3
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:41:35 AM

ok
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scorpiogg
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:36:55 AM

Ok
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werich44
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 9:26:31 AM

No surprises here.
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Toonces2013
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 8:35:26 AM

Speculation is the root of all evil.
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jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 8:34:58 AM

Leading the way for everyone else.
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eyegotgas2
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 8:20:19 AM

There is no justification for it. I expect we produce all of our own gas and oil.
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Evilmaddog
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 8:14:16 AM

Carbon and other taxes account for 1/3 of pump prices
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CarefulDriver
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 8:07:53 AM

I'm sorry the people in Caanda have to endure higher gas prices, but I'm glad the prices here in the Unite States aren't going up asmuch.
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scottyiam
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 8:02:56 AM

Not good
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Wally3023
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 7:18:34 AM

Good to know. Very informative.
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jfknaples
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 7:09:29 AM

Great and I am going to Nova Scotia this week. Well at least the dollars is stronger this year than last - well maybe only a little bit. But at least I'll be helping the Canadians pay for their health care with their 15% tax.
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bruce1156
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:26:06 AM

Whoa! That's like ~$5.35/gal.
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gs7101
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 6:08:03 AM

Noted.
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jsfb6pts
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 5:57:30 AM

Still climbing
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MImusicman
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 5:56:32 AM

Ouch!
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Ltdc
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 5:36:25 AM

That's one record no one want's any part of.
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afghaned
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 4:34:03 AM

Ottawa was part of that increase as well but the eastern part of the city didn't suffer the same fate. There is a ten cent difference between the eastern & western part of the city. Maybe they're making up for the construction mess in the east.
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iFueler
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 3:46:42 AM


     going up in many places
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 2:44:07 AM

Get used to it
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deant99
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 2:02:02 AM

The middle of Canada has been keeping UP too!
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BluWahoo
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:44:37 AM

No relief here either. Up 10cents in the past week.
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tbelstone
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:31:53 AM

ok
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:11:09 AM

we need many more refineries spread across north America, they could be built on federal lands with permit waivers, and building the xl would help us all....eco nutz be damned...............
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jun 15, 2014 1:09:45 AM


It must be Canada's Big Oil executives giving notice to all Canadians to allow the industry to do as it pleases with no regulation at all.
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