Love+the+Way+We+Bitch

Archives | RSS

Angry? Mad as hell and you can't take it anymore? Get something off your chest and it could be published online and/or in print. Bitches are anonymous and may be edited for length, grammar, spelling and our lenient standards of propriety.

Submit a Bitch

Pin It
Favourite

Friday, May 15, 2009

The summer of fuel gouging is bck

Posted on Fri, May 15, 2009 at 10:05 AM

Why does no one freak out about gas gouging? It sems everytime the jack the prices..waaaay up no one blinks. status quo.."oh well, nothing we can do about it" oh yes there is! Bombard the oil companies, government and retailers with emails. FYI, the price of gas here is not regulated by local refining costs, transporation costs, or, what some believe...incredibly, the price at the pump in NB. The government of NS, big oil, and retailers claim it is dictated by New York dock prices for . If that were the case, we would be paying the same price as Ontario..they get their gas from the same place. Over 50% of costs for a litre of gas comes from the price of crude..at the dock.

It just drives me insane watching the price of crude slide downward (ya, sadly I watch BNN) thinking "oh boy! of course the price at the pump will fall in lockstep" ) only to see NS jack up the price..because they know we will think "oh..well it went up ext door so of course it will go up here." I understand market fluctuations, b ut not when there is a growing surplus (BNN again) of oil reserves in the U.S. I don't even use that much gas, it just drives me nuts because it jacks up the price of everything that is moved, or produced by fossile fuels. When the price of crude drops 35 bucks a barrel, the price at the pump drops 11 or so cents, but the formula does not work in reverse. When the price per barrel goes up 3 or 4 dollars, they ratchet up the price at the pump way out of proportion. grrrrrrrrrrrrrr

---Flyingbrick

Support The Coast

At a time when the city needs local coverage more than ever, we’re asking for your help to support independent journalism. We are committed as always to providing free access to readers, particularly as we confront the impact of COVID-19 in Halifax and beyond.

Read more about the work we do here, or consider making a donation. Thank you for your support!

Latest in Love the Way We Bitch

Comments (26)

Showing 1-26 of 26

Add a comment

 
Subscribe to this thread:
Showing 1-26 of 26

Add a comment

Remember, it's entirely possible to disagree without spiralling into a thread of negativity and personal attacks. We have the right to remove (and you have the right to report) any comments that go against our policy.

© 2021 Coast Publishing Ltd.