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Latest price of fuel

Post by bertvorgon » 09 Apr 2019 12:39

As I live on the Border, I of course pop across to buy gas and support the great land of America in my bid to save some money in my retirement.

Today, on a lark, I cruised through the White Rock Chevron, where I saw the Chevron 94 is 1.87/litre, that translates to $8.49 Imperial gallon!

To fill up our 510's, which is about 44 litres to a tank, will cost about $82. a tank full.

With regular at 1.64 in White Rock, my last fill up in the U.S. translated to 1.17/litre with exchange rate figured in, I saved 30.00 a tank full in my Honda Odyssey.

To think in 1969, when we filled up the Road Runner, gas was .07 cents a litre, or .35 cents an imperial gallon...and that was for 98 Octane fuel.

When I see the commuters on the morning news, coming in from the Valley and South Surrey/White Rock, my heart goes out to them and the ever increasing cost to live on the Lower Mainland. My cost to go back and forth to Richmond, the last year of work, with gas in the 1.45 average say, was 2,500.00..that was a lot of money. Until I did retire, I would never had thought I would save myself 3,200 by NOT going to work, age, distance and maintenance all factored in.
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Post by RMS » 09 Apr 2019 16:31

with these high gas prices I insured the stock wagon with a 5spd and im hopeful I can start selling off L16s for big bucks.

being an optimist I can only hope high gas prices means no slowdowns on our drives due to motor homes and buses
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Post by butters68 » 09 Apr 2019 17:30

gas in abby was 135.9 for reg, think 94 was under 160.
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Post by icehouse » 09 Apr 2019 17:43

I live 1 mile from work. The price doesn't bother me :)
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Post by Three B's Racing » 10 Apr 2019 05:10

Here in New Hampshire I spent $2.39 a gallon the nerve of Sunoco 8>) 94 Octane Sunoco is $2.89 at our local little town general store.
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Post by bertvorgon » 10 Apr 2019 08:47

Interesting, in our U.S. border town of Blaine, I paid 3.39 for a U.S. gallon, 87 octane.

Re Robyn's comment:

Over the last few summers, at least during the week, we have noticed a decrease in the CANADA DREAM rental campers and other large motor coaches. We had a spike some years ago with European tourists coming and renting these units and campsites. Lord knows I helped many a German tourist get a campfire going. The cost of both fuel here and the tightening up of campsite rentals sure did make a change, at least what I see at Manning Park during the week.

I wish we could all do a drive during the week as the hiways sure tend to be lighter overall.
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Post by Byron510 » 10 Apr 2019 14:20

bertvorgon wrote:
10 Apr 2019 08:47
I wish we could all do a drive during the week as the hiways sure tend to be lighter overall.
We can - and it's the same reason why track days have moved to week days - plain cheaper!

Now it'll just cost you a day of work, plus fuel and wear and tear.... but I absolutely agree that it is worth it. Especially if Bert is waking us up at 3am to avoid the traffic! :D 8)

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Post by JasonLee » 10 Apr 2019 15:50

Count me in for a week day drive! It makes a huge difference.
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Post by datzenmike » 10 Apr 2019 16:28

icehouse wrote:
09 Apr 2019 17:43
I live 1 mile from work. The price doesn't bother me :)

I bike to work but insure and drive a few months in the summer. Mostly the Canby oddesy and I rarely look at the prices because... holidays! May not go south this year but instead road trip to Ontario. Getting on in years and still have work income so this may be my last chance to do this. Should be able to get there on under 90 gallons. Maybe the price will have dropped but the fall.
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Post by butters68 » 10 Apr 2019 18:48

i could take a day off for a weekday drive, and i'm up at 2:30 am everyday . and with only a few cars on the road at 3:30 am 4 am. 350z gets a bit loud .
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Post by KiKiIchiBan » 14 Apr 2019 09:24

I feel your paint. We're taxed so much over here. 138.1p BGP per litre for 99octane. About 1.82 CAD. lower 95octane is about 1.20p
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Post by bertvorgon » 14 Apr 2019 09:49

Our regular hit 1.70 / litre today. Our taxes in the fuel are about 0.53 to 0.54 cents a litre.

This will put our 94 octane at close to 2.00/litre.

I think my Avgas 100LL is at 1.75 right now. Going to fill my tank farm soon!

Glad my 510 gets about 23 to 24 MPG if we do not hammer too hard.
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Post by funwithmonkeys » 14 Apr 2019 13:11

Gee Keith, with the 100LL being 1.75 you are paying less than me for fuel......I wonder if Andy still has those 14:1 pistons....it would run on 100 wouldn't it?
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