What's It Worth

Canada
March 3, 2007 1:04am CST
I'm curious as to what people in the US and other countries are paying for gas to run their vehicles. Here in Canada where I live we pay 97.9 per litre, and for those who only recognize gallons, that works out to about 4.00 a gallon. I think if we had a decent bunch of politians this could be stopped. I've noticed the gas dropped right after Christmas, but before Christmas it was over 1.00 a litre, and it never fails every time a long weekend comes oops up goes the gas. Now summer is coming, I'm sure we'll be home for the holidays. Sad really. Your views appreciated.
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17 responses
@sunnypub (2131)
• United States
3 Mar 07
As it ends up, I just filled up my tank today. It sucks, at least I really thought it sucked until I saw how much you are paying. Here is just cost me $2.38 per gallon, which is horrible for here. I agree that there has got to be something that can be doen to lower these prices. I remember not too long ago paying well under $2 per gallon. I don't drive near as much as I used to because of how high the prices have gotten. I guess that is a good thing, but I hate that it was a forced situation.
• Canada
3 Mar 07
May I ask where you're from ?
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• Grand Junction, Colorado
3 Mar 07
Gas Prices at local station - This was from last weekend but gas prices for regular unlead for a gallon are at $2.75 or higher, I have seen at some station for unleaded at $3.02 this week.
Our prices today are at average $2.75 to $3.05 depending on where your at around town. Just last weekend they were at $2.65 to $2.95, it's rising pretty quickly here in CA. We also pay quite a bit in tax here something like .48 per gallon or so. Not sure as it's been awhile since I paid attention. It will only go up from here as Spring break is coming up and then the summer which like you said always means higher prices. I think it's ridiculous! Although as you point out it could be much worse.:) I attached the sign from last weekend where I got fuel.
• Grand Junction, Colorado
10 Mar 07
Thank you for the honor of the best response award! :)
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• United States
3 Mar 07
Here in Roswell, New Mexico gasoline is $2.44 per gallon. It is lower than yours but it has jumped alot in the last two weeks. It was down to $2.15 per gallon. I wish it would go back down to that.
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• Canada
3 Mar 07
I wish it would go down too. I'd like to pay what you pay but it works out at the end of the day because our wages are no doubt higher. Here we live in the oil patch industry. I don't know what the guys earn but I know it's plenty.
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• Canada
3 Mar 07
The problem here in the GTA is that the oil refinery near Hamilton had a massive fire last week. As a result, most stations have no gas, and those that do are hiking their prices well over a buck a litre. I don't have a car yet, but it amazes me that most cars are still on the roads despite the gas shortage and the high prices.
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• Canada
3 Mar 07
Yes kris182 I just heard that on the news tonight. Ths.
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@ycswid (279)
• Canada
14 Mar 07
Take a look at this website that I just found out about - http://boycottgas.ca An interesting premise, boycott each of the five major Canadian gas companies for 30 days straight on a rotating basis. At least our voices will be heard, as it's apparent the gov't isn't going to help us out. They get more taxes the higher the gas prices. I'm tired of my money going into gas company shareholders. They are setting record profits by setting record prices! The price in Hamilton Ontario is around $1.04/litre today.
• Canada
16 Mar 07
Thank You very much for the link. I did access it and I signed the guest book. I haven't bought gas for a week now and I hope everyone could do that for awhile, they'd have to lower the price. It's getting ridiculous...
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@eden32 (3978)
• United States
5 Mar 07
I'm in the north-east corner of the US- Massachusetts specifically. It's been hovering between about $2.10-2.30 (gallon) for the past couple of months. Back around election time (november) it dropped under $2 for the first time in the last 2 years that I recall. And it was as high as $3.25 last spring/early summer.
• Grand Junction, Colorado
10 Mar 07
I honestly couldn't tell you when gas was under $2 a gallon here at least 3 or more years. We have a number of refineries within an hour and a half of here also.
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@kelly60 (4550)
• United States
5 Mar 07
In Michigan we have gone back up to $2.59 this week. It was 10 cents lower about a week ago, but has been steadily rising. I hope it doesn't keep rising at the rate it has been or pretty soon we won't be able to drive any more. The sad part is that every summer our gasoline taxes pay for road constructon and last year ours were wasted on a town beautification project we really didn't need because the roads were fine. They raised the gasoline taxes so that they could put in new street lights, sidewalks, and plant flower and trees to make town look prettier.
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@jhrcsr (349)
• United States
4 Mar 07
Thursday I paid 2.39 per gallon here in Nebraska. BUT I noticed today that the same gas station is now at 2.59 per gallon! UGH!
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@sylviekitty (2084)
• United States
3 Mar 07
Our gas station around the corner, here in the midwest United States (think Ohio) is 2.55 a gallon, for unleaded.
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@webeishere (36377)
• United States
11 Mar 07
Today, Sunday March 11th gas in Minnesota is $2.47 a gallon. About 3 months ago it was down to $1.89 I travel often usually city during the week of maybe 250 miles a week then I go to the farm ever so often thats 300 miles round trip. Thanks. The cost of gas hans't affected my driving at all. I still go the same places at the same rate of speed. LOL. Yeah I like to drive fast. Even when it got to over $3 a gallon I didn't change habits. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!
• Canada
12 Mar 07
I'm not sure what part of Canada you are from, but here in Saskatchewan gas went up a few days ago to 99.9 I think its disgusting. I think the hubby, daughter, and I won't be making any big plans either unless the cost of gas comes down a bit.
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• Canada
12 Mar 07
I'm not far from Lloydminster and yes the gas is a ridiculous price and what really ticks me is you just watch and see Easter is nearly here and because people will want to travel the gas will take a hike. Summertime as well as at christmas the gas jumps way up. After New years it dropped down and now it's on the rise again. Makes you wonder.
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@dixielol (1581)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Here in Kentucky it is about $2.40 a gallon. A few weeks ago it was $2.04 & last month it was $1.97 I think it is rediculous that the prices are so high. I dont drive no whole lot but that is one of the reasons why. It is just to high. It's amazing, I remember when I was really little gas was under $1.00 a gallon. (& Im only 20 yrs old) But my mom says she remembers it being $.76 a gallon. i cant imagine it being that cheap. They really need to find a way to bring the gas prices down.
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@weemam (13389)
16 Mar 07
i think today here in Scotland it is 98,9 it did go down to 95 for a while but not long , when you go to fill the tank that's £40 odd pounds away , it is an awful lot of money but hey!! we need the cars don't we xx
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@wmg2006 (5386)
• United States
15 Mar 07
This is now two later and it is $2.48 a gallon here in the Southern part of the US. I worked for an oil company for many years and learned a few things most people do not know. I always wondered why different places paid different prices, the answer to that one is based on the distance the gas haulers have to take the fuel from the main terminal. This I understood. Then I questioned why anything and everything affected the cost of gasoline. It goes up and down according to anything to do with nature, war, spills, elections, holidays. Some of these things made sense to a point. A gas spill meant less fuel so to make up for the loss we the people pay the price. elections and wars only affect the demand of the fuel, like everything else if the demand is HIGH then the cost will be high. The only way we could ever get better control on the cost would be for the demand to go down. That will not happen, because the automobile figured it out if they kept automobiles on the road they got a cutback on the fuel intake. Yes it is all political and a LOT of dirty hands involved. I just try not to use fuel when I can walk. I could write a book about this, but I hope you understood what I am saying. It is politically, but some of it has to do with us using this commodity so much and depending it so much.
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@mzbubblie (3840)
• United States
14 Mar 07
I filled up yesterday 2.34 a gallon. I tell you just a few months back it was down to 2.01...lol...I really would not like to have a truck right about now. It normally takes about 34.00 to filled up my car.... I don't understand much about the behind the scene with gas prices and all that other stuff, what I do know is when I start seeing it slowly rising, I go ahead and stop at my gas station and fill up...You just never know now-a-days which way it's going to go
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@cabergren (1182)
• United States
12 Mar 07
I live about 50 miles outside of Chicago, Illinois and gas prices are about $2.45 a gallon and going up. They start to go down and they get at a decent price and then start to go up again. I just don't understand it. All I know is that those oil executives are making a lot of money from us.
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• United States
23 Mar 07
Well, here in the Western side of Eastern Washington, our gas just jumped up to $2.76 a gallon! Not sure how I'm gonna afford that.
• United States
23 Mar 07
Maybe we could find a way to force our governments to take a page out of Brazil's book. They use almost no foreign oil!
@gabs8513 (48803)
• United Kingdom
28 Mar 07
I guess yours is in Dollars well we pay 93.9 and that is in Pounds which is outrageous to and that is for Diesel, the actual Petrol is only 88.9per litre