How Much Are You Paying For Fuel?

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  1. mademiriam

    mademiriam New Member

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    121.9 per liter of regular, but the subbie likes to make pingy noises on regular so got a tankful of premium at $1.30.
    I'm thinking the Hijet will be better on fuel, and I doubt I'll be feeding it premium.
     
  2. RyanV

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    I've been buying diesel for the Land Crusier in the US for some time now, but the CAD has fallen off so much that it's actually reached the point of not being cheaper to buy diesel in the US. I'm paying about $1.20 for diesel. It's still worth it for premium though. I bought premium at about $1.30 a few weeks back and local prices were just over $1.50. I think it's come down a bit since then though.
     
  3. Rygar

    Rygar That's what she said.

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    I think premium (91 here) is at 1.20-ish this week.
     
  4. trev

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    Kelowna just jumped to 1.36 for regular.
     
  5. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    we have been dropping in my hood. back down to 118. today
     
  6. Rygar

    Rygar That's what she said.

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    Saw on the news this morning that the price of gas in the prairies jumped as much as 20c last night!
     
  7. Lethbridge_man

    Lethbridge_man New Member

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    It did indeed. I paid 101.9 on Saturday, and Wednesday night I was out driving and saw the 122.9 sign. I thought it was a misprint!
     
  8. Megatol

    Megatol Mr. Toyota

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    Interesting trend I've noticed recently:
    Diesel was more expensive than Regular for many years and now it is around 20% cheaper here (0.98 VS 1.22)

    Time to buy a diesel car? :\ Too bad production of most diesel cars in Japan ended around mid 90 and nothing really available if you want something 15-16 years old.
     
  9. Murrdawg02

    Murrdawg02 Danger to the manifold

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    I would tend to disagree with that comment about diesel being more expensive. You are not wrong that 2014 was a bad year for diesel, it was much more expensive than regular. Usually diesel swings to being more expensive in the winter, because demand goes up as it is a heating fuel. In the summer months its usually cheaper with demand being lower. This was not the case last year (who knows why).

    But with diesel being more fuel efficient, yes, it is always the right time to buy a diesel car ;)
    But like you said, I can't even think of any diesel cars you could import from japan, other than a SUV.
     
  10. RyanV

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    Last winter was brutal for diesel. I think it was 15-20 cents per liter more expensive at times. Made little sense to me since it seemed most places weren't as cold as usual...
     
  11. Megatol

    Megatol Mr. Toyota

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    I guess I only remember last year diesel prices :)
     
  12. Murrdawg02

    Murrdawg02 Danger to the manifold

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    http://oil-price.net/en/articles/why-dont-gas-prices-fall.php

    Just in case people were wondering why crude is cheap and gas is expensive.

    TL;DR
    Refineries purposely restrict production to maximize profit.
    Refinery Production capacity hasn't increased in the last decade.
    Refinery Strikes have decreased production when demand is highest.

    We are at their mercy.
     
  13. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Diesel is 108 here. REgular is 118
     
  14. RyanV

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    You must be outside the metrovan tax area, are you? Haven't seen diesel anywhere near that where I've been.
     
  15. Dah_Hunter

    Dah_Hunter Looking over your shoulder, so you dont have to.

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    Ya i live a block away from the GVRD tax border..
    276th Street.
    its funny cause those are the Prices at the Shell on the corner accross the road. and then a block west is a chevron with the (Taxed gas)
     
  16. Rygar

    Rygar That's what she said.

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    1.20.1 for premium today.
     
  17. Rygar

    Rygar That's what she said.

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    Premium (91) is 1.067 in Halifax, but this has caused more than a little havoc. I've got just under 1/4 tank in the Evo and just over 1/4 tank in the Mazdaspeed, and there's still no 91 at Shell (I presume elsewhere, also, but I don't use that other swill!) as of this morning.
     
  18. trev

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    So let me understand this ... there is a shortage of Premium in Halifax, and they are still selling it for over 20cents less a litre than they are in Kelowna?
    Yup.
     
  19. RyanV

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    Well at least it doesn't seem you are being gouged for prices. Over on the west coast I just paid $1.269 for premium and I've heard nothing about a gas shortage over here.

    Paid 1.089 for diesel recently.
     
  20. Rygar

    Rygar That's what she said.

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    The shortage is not premium specific, it is fuel in general and specific to this past weekend resulting from a rejected or delayed supply (or, if you want to be cynical, fuel was purchased at a high price and the industry can't sell it for what they bought it for, and are going to get their money back by holding out). Almost every station in Halifax sold out of fuel, and the further away from the city the more fuel was available. Premium has been under 1.20 here for a few weeks.