Cornwall ON – Canadians are fuming as the Oil Companies are gouging the public during the holidays.
Gas prices have crept over the $1.15 mark here in Cornwall Ontario and over $1.20 in Montreal just in time for Christmas when people travel a whole lot!
As the markets concern have many investors shifting to oil driving barrel prices over $90, prices at the pumps are shooting up; literally.
Thursday saw prices jump up nearly 8 cents per litre or over a whopping 30 cents per gallon.
Ironically, just over the border in Akwesasne prices have been stable at $3.18 per gallon .84 cents per litre. Canadian money is at par at all of the gas bars on the highway 37 strip with many offering free bridge passes with a $30 fill up which would drop the price down to about 71 cents per litre Canadian.
Why is it that the exact same gas from the exact same refinery and via the exact same distributors has such stability less than 1 mile from Canada?
So I suggest to my fellow suffering Cornwallian that it’s time to perhaps send a message to the oil companies right across Canada, but starting here in Cornwall.
There’s no reason for such gouging and as the government makes so much money on taxes we can’t count on them to create a device to protect consumers.
Why not simply boycott gas here in Cornwall? Or maybe pick one gas company per week? For example let’s nobody buy a drop of gas from Petro Can in Cornwall until the first week of January? After that maybe Shell?
There has to be some way to stop companies from abusing the public during holidays or any time? We’ll be updating this story as it evolves.
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