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Old 04-28-2006, 12:35 AM   #1
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Fuel Watch

We're tipping over the US$1/litre mark here (about 29 cents of that goes to the Govt in excise tax.)
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Old 04-28-2006, 12:55 AM   #2
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It's getting pretty close to that here too, and taxes are something like 30 cents for every litre here...It sucks because I won't start driving for another couple of months, and by then I'll have to sell my dog to drive to school
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Old 04-28-2006, 01:06 AM   #3
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It's getting pretty close to that here too, and taxes are something like 30 cents for every litre here...It sucks because I won't start driving for another couple of months, and by then I'll have to sell my dog to drive to school
Atleast you have a dog to sell... . If all goes well, then I should get an OYAP (Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program) next year in February.. the downside is that I'll have to drive quite a distance 5 days a week, there and back and by the look of gas prices I don't know if I could afford to pay for gas, insurance, my car and everything else lol (I don't have help from mommy and daddy lol).
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Old 04-28-2006, 01:24 AM   #4
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just over 3 a gallon here. So its only about 27-33 bucks depending what day its on for a tank. I'll stop complaining once I have no more bills to pay (not many btw)
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Old 04-28-2006, 04:10 AM   #5
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Yeah, stop bitching.

Our fuel cost is almost $4.00 USD per US Gallon, and costs are predicted to almost double in the next 7-8 months. Yes, I understand that right now, the only other G7 country that has lower gas cost is the USA, but from the predictions, we will soon be one of the top...


And there is somewhere in the realm of 45 cents per litre taken in various taxes on each litre here in SSK.
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Old 04-28-2006, 04:40 AM   #6
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how's that 5.0 working out for you, wally?
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Old 04-28-2006, 05:27 AM   #7
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You guys have no idea lol.....over here it's over £1 per litre in some places!....now that's taking the micky
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Old 04-28-2006, 05:56 AM   #8
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You guys have no idea lol.....over here it's over 1 per litre in some places!....now that's taking the micky


yeah, like I said, I understand that Canada is still the 2nd lowest in the G7....but give us a few months there Cliffy and we will catch up........
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Old 04-28-2006, 06:01 AM   #9
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after all these years, I still can't believe that they havn't found a substitute for gas for a cheaper price that will give around the same performance if you will. I was talking to my friends about this a while ago, I can't remember all the facts, but they said at the rate at which we are burning fuel, all the fuel should be wiped out within the next 50 to 100 years.
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Old 04-28-2006, 09:00 AM   #10
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how's that 5.0 working out for you, wally?

Forget that one, it's the 5.7 litre that is being nursed. Still looking at getting the yet to be released Holden with the 6.0 though.
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after all these years, I still can't believe that they havn't found a substitute for gas for a cheaper price that will give around the same performance if you will. I was talking to my friends about this a while ago, I can't remember all the facts, but they said at the rate at which we are burning fuel, all the fuel should be wiped out within the next 50 to 100 years.
There's always biodiesel...Too bad it only works on diesels though lol. I wonder what would happen if you put it in a gas car?
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Old 04-28-2006, 01:17 PM   #12
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after all these years, I still can't believe that they havn't found a substitute for gas for a cheaper price that will give around the same performance if you will. I was talking to my friends about this a while ago, I can't remember all the facts, but they said at the rate at which we are burning fuel, all the fuel should be wiped out within the next 50 to 100 years.
Keep in mind that the "experts" made the same prediction as early as the mid 1930's.

When petroleum is no longer viable due to cost or availability, change will happen. Until then our choices are to pay the piper or change adversely affect our standard of living. Remember, you could do your part to help RIGHT NOW by getting rid of your 5.0 and using a combination of a moped, public transportation and your feet.
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Remember, you could do your part to help RIGHT NOW by getting rid of your 5.0 and using a combination of a moped, public transportation and your feet.
He COULD......
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Old 04-28-2006, 03:57 PM   #14
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after all these years, I still can't believe that they havn't found a substitute for gas for a cheaper price that will give around the same performance if you will. I was talking to my friends about this a while ago, I can't remember all the facts, but they said at the rate at which we are burning fuel, all the fuel should be wiped out within the next 50 to 100 years.
I'm sure you can run a car on sunflower oil lol....not entirely legal though. Also, farmers etc have the advantage of paying no tax for their Diesel, I'm not sure if you guys have it over there, but it's known as 'red diesel' and it's been dyed red so that it's easy for HM Customs & Excise to spot if not being used for agricultural duties etc! The travelling comunities like using it....however illegal it may be to them, but then, they tend to avoid paying tax anyway
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Old 04-28-2006, 04:43 PM   #15
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Fuel costs compared to my paycheck are the same now as when it was only a buck a gallon. And even in my 10 mpg Rangie, it only takes $3 a day to commute. Guess how much it costs to ride the bus/rail per day? $3.50

Funny that the vehicles I've owned with the worst fuel mileage were British, from a land where fuel cost considerably more than here..
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