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Old April 15th, 2019, 17:14   #11236
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across metro denver today I saw RUG going for $2.359-2.609 while D2 & B20 are going for from $2.699-3.059....(D2 is mostly going around $2.859-2.959)
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Old April 16th, 2019, 06:38   #11237
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Those prices are high, but Vancouver Island isn't exactly the most accessible for goods and services. I wonder how different prices are in the city of Vancouver.

Vancouver is lumped into an area knows as the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) and within that catchment there is an additional $0.17/L of tax - Ouch!



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Old April 16th, 2019, 06:56   #11238
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I would bet the transportation to stations cost is higher for Vancouver Island than for the mainland.

I wonder how that tax structure compares to the US one, save for US consumers paying less. I've hoped for a big increase in fuel taxes for a long time, as I feel it's the only way American consumers will change their consumption behavior. Or a carbon tax. But I don't think it's ever going to happen.
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Old April 16th, 2019, 07:21   #11239
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I would bet the transportation to stations cost is higher for Vancouver Island than for the mainland.

I wonder how that tax structure compares to the US one, save for US consumers paying less. I've hoped for a big increase in fuel taxes for a long time, as I feel it's the only way American consumers will change their consumption behavior. Or a carbon tax. But I don't think it's ever going to happen.
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Old April 16th, 2019, 09:48   #11240
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Those prices are high, but Vancouver Island isn't exactly the most accessible for goods and services. I wonder how different prices are in the city of Vancouver.
"Metro Vancouver" in my post is city of Vancouver (and area) price - they are ALWAYS way higher than we are on the Island.
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Old April 16th, 2019, 09:51   #11241
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Vancouver is lumped into an area knows as the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD) and within that catchment there is an additional $0.17/L of tax - Ouch!
Not to be the "well, actually..." guy, but GVRD re-branded as "Metro Vancouver" a number of years ago.

As for the pricing, out of the hypothetical "$1.47/L" of fuel in crash's graphic, we on the Island are subject to all but $0.144 of that.

And yet, our prices are almost always closer to $.20/L less. Makes no sense to me either, as there's a pipeline that goes right into Vancouver, while all of our fuel on the Island is barged or ferried over on trucks.
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Old April 16th, 2019, 16:34   #11242
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Since January 1st regular gasoline has risen from about $2.20-2.25 to about $2.69-2.79 -- about a nickel a week for the last four weeks.

Higher crude prices have pushed diesel up a bit, but AAA says the average price is 0.6 cents/gallon lower than one month ago. I can still find stations where D2 is $2.75-2.85.

So the spread has really narrowed, and if gasoline keeps going up there soon be stations where the diesel is cheaper than the regular. I'll post a photo when I see it; if it's going to happen then it will happen by May 10th. That is historically the day when it happens.
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Old April 16th, 2019, 20:22   #11243
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Diesel is running about .50/gal. more than RUG around here.
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Old April 16th, 2019, 23:52   #11244
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Diesel is within a dime of regular gas, around here.
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Old April 17th, 2019, 08:58   #11245
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Not to be the "well, actually..." guy, but GVRD re-branded as "Metro Vancouver" a number of years ago.
Too late.


I lived there for close to 15yrs and it was always the GVRD. Much like the Ontario feeling as if it's the centre of the Canadian Universe, nothing seems to exists East of Hope for people in the Lower Mainland and you just proved it
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Old April 19th, 2019, 12:03   #11246
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Filled up on D2 at $2.99/gal at my local Mobil today.

The Shell across town sells Shell-branded D2 (shocker, I know) for $2.89/gal currently.
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