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Old 09-11-2005, 15:01   #1 (permalink)
Rich
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Gas station price signs not usable in Canada now

They only hold three digits. You need four to represent
$133.9 per litre so the stations have taken to setting up
make-shift sign boards.
-Rich
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Old 09-11-2005, 15:01   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Gas station price signs not usable in Canada now

"Rich" <none@none.com> wrote in message
news:6e29i1tjpft0p6k1fho4u1ktolicsgdo8c@4ax.com...
> They only hold three digits. You need four to represent
> $133.9 per litre so the stations have taken to setting up
> make-shift sign boards.
> -Rich


If it's any consolation...

I just filled up at $2.999 today, down from a high of $3.399.

I know we'll never see last year's $1.599 again, but this is encouraging.

dwight
(all prices given for US dollars and US gallons)
(( stinkin' foreigners ))


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Old 09-11-2005, 23:01   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Gas station price signs not usable in Canada now

Paid $1.149/l in town this AM.... drove to Edmonton and decided to take
advantage of some lower prices... $1.089/l in both Edmonton and Westlock.
Geez... I can remember when I got married.... we were paying what works out
to about $0.06/l

FWIW... it didn't take long for them to "fix" all the signs in Alberta.


"dwight" <tfrog93@GEEmail.com> wrote in message
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> "Rich" <none@none.com> wrote in message
> news:6e29i1tjpft0p6k1fho4u1ktolicsgdo8c@4ax.com...
> > They only hold three digits. You need four to represent
> > $133.9 per litre so the stations have taken to setting up
> > make-shift sign boards.
> > -Rich

>
> If it's any consolation...
>
> I just filled up at $2.999 today, down from a high of $3.399.
>
> I know we'll never see last year's $1.599 again, but this is encouraging.
>
> dwight
> (all prices given for US dollars and US gallons)
> (( stinkin' foreigners ))
>
>



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Old 09-11-2005, 23:01   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Gas station price signs not usable in Canada now

On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 03:58:31 GMT, "Jim Warman"
<mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote:

>Paid $1.149/l in town this AM.... drove to Edmonton and decided to take
>advantage of some lower prices... $1.089/l in both Edmonton and Westlock.
>Geez... I can remember when I got married.... we were paying what works out
>to about $0.06/l
>
>FWIW... it didn't take long for them to "fix" all the signs in Alberta.
>
>
>"dwight" <tfrog93@GEEmail.com> wrote in message
>news:YsGdna00lMHtC7neRVn-1w@comcast.com...


Cost tonight in Toronto was 105.9/litre. That's down from a high of
135.9 last week. I suppose it'll spike up to 114.9 in the morning,
as usual. Price tonight = about $58.00 for my Mustang tank, 55l.
I don't know what it's actual capacity is, I've never gone down to
the bottom. The "commoditization" of gas has produced real winfalls
for the industry because their pricing (refining, etc) does not
oscillate like that, over such short periods. So, if 15 million cars
filled up last week at least once, the extra $0.30/litre they charged
for that time = about $270,000,000 extra over four days. The U.S.
probably saw about $2.4 billion more for the industry and the
government of Canada and Ontario split around $90,000,000 in EXTRA
taxes owing to the higher price. Government's take from a year's
worth of gasoline in Canada is around $20 billion. That doesn't
include taxes on corporate profits, just pump tax.
-Rich
-Rich
>> "Rich" <none@none.com> wrote in message
>> news:6e29i1tjpft0p6k1fho4u1ktolicsgdo8c@4ax.com...
>> > They only hold three digits. You need four to represent
>> > $133.9 per litre so the stations have taken to setting up
>> > make-shift sign boards.
>> > -Rich

>>
>> If it's any consolation...
>>
>> I just filled up at $2.999 today, down from a high of $3.399.
>>
>> I know we'll never see last year's $1.599 again, but this is encouraging.
>>
>> dwight
>> (all prices given for US dollars and US gallons)
>> (( stinkin' foreigners ))
>>
>>

>

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Old 09-12-2005, 18:01   #5 (permalink)
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Re: Gas station price signs not usable in Canada now

So, Rich... not expecting immediate relief from Ottawa, eh?

Hehe... we just had some plank senator here in the states propose raising
the gas excise tax by 10 cents to pay for Katrina, "because we are used
to the high prices"


Rich <none@none.com> wrote in
news:5e0ai15gmpd07lf3ih77a1ci6uit4du6s5@4ax.com:

> On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 03:58:31 GMT, "Jim Warman"
> <mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote:
>
>>Paid $1.149/l in town this AM.... drove to Edmonton and decided to
>>take advantage of some lower prices... $1.089/l in both Edmonton and
>>Westlock. Geez... I can remember when I got married.... we were paying
>>what works out to about $0.06/l
>>
>>FWIW... it didn't take long for them to "fix" all the signs in
>>Alberta.
>>
>>
>>"dwight" <tfrog93@GEEmail.com> wrote in message
>>news:YsGdna00lMHtC7neRVn-1w@comcast.com...

>
> Cost tonight in Toronto was 105.9/litre. That's down from a high of
> 135.9 last week. I suppose it'll spike up to 114.9 in the morning,
> as usual. Price tonight = about $58.00 for my Mustang tank, 55l.
> I don't know what it's actual capacity is, I've never gone down to
> the bottom. The "commoditization" of gas has produced real winfalls
> for the industry because their pricing (refining, etc) does not
> oscillate like that, over such short periods. So, if 15 million cars
> filled up last week at least once, the extra $0.30/litre they charged
> for that time = about $270,000,000 extra over four days. The U.S.
> probably saw about $2.4 billion more for the industry and the
> government of Canada and Ontario split around $90,000,000 in EXTRA
> taxes owing to the higher price. Government's take from a year's
> worth of gasoline in Canada is around $20 billion. That doesn't
> include taxes on corporate profits, just pump tax.
> -Rich



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Old 09-12-2005, 19:01   #6 (permalink)
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Re: Gas station price signs not usable in Canada now

Backyard Mechanic wrote:
> So, Rich... not expecting immediate relief from Ottawa, eh?
>
> Hehe... we just had some plank senator here in the states propose raising
> the gas excise tax by 10 cents to pay for Katrina, "because we are used
> to the high prices"


Which senator?

> Rich <none@none.com> wrote in
> news:5e0ai15gmpd07lf3ih77a1ci6uit4du6s5@4ax.com:
>
>
>>On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 03:58:31 GMT, "Jim Warman"
>><mechanic@tenalpsulet.net> wrote:
>>
>>
>>>Paid $1.149/l in town this AM.... drove to Edmonton and decided to
>>>take advantage of some lower prices... $1.089/l in both Edmonton and
>>>Westlock. Geez... I can remember when I got married.... we were paying
>>>what works out to about $0.06/l
>>>
>>>FWIW... it didn't take long for them to "fix" all the signs in
>>>Alberta.
>>>
>>>
>>>"dwight" <tfrog93@GEEmail.com> wrote in message
>>>news:YsGdna00lMHtC7neRVn-1w@comcast.com...

>>
>>Cost tonight in Toronto was 105.9/litre. That's down from a high of
>>135.9 last week. I suppose it'll spike up to 114.9 in the morning,
>>as usual. Price tonight = about $58.00 for my Mustang tank, 55l.
>>I don't know what it's actual capacity is, I've never gone down to
>>the bottom. The "commoditization" of gas has produced real winfalls
>>for the industry because their pricing (refining, etc) does not
>>oscillate like that, over such short periods. So, if 15 million cars
>>filled up last week at least once, the extra $0.30/litre they charged
>>for that time = about $270,000,000 extra over four days. The U.S.
>>probably saw about $2.4 billion more for the industry and the
>>government of Canada and Ontario split around $90,000,000 in EXTRA
>>taxes owing to the higher price. Government's take from a year's
>>worth of gasoline in Canada is around $20 billion. That doesn't
>>include taxes on corporate profits, just pump tax.
>>-Rich

>
>
>

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Old 09-12-2005, 20:01   #7 (permalink)
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Re: Gas station price signs not usable in Canada now

On Mon, 12 Sep 2005 22:53:52 GMT, Backyard Mechanic
<pettyfog@yaywho.com> wrote:

>So, Rich... not expecting immediate relief from Ottawa, eh?
>
>Hehe... we just had some plank senator here in the states propose raising
>the gas excise tax by 10 cents to pay for Katrina, "because we are used
>to the high prices"
>

Make that "former senator" come next election.
-Rich

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