CFN – Some people ask why I buy my gas for the most part over the border in Akwesasne. The answer is that I hate getting gouged. I hate companies playing games.
The gas in Akwesasne is from McEwen which has many stations here in Eastern Ontario. For the most part gas has been near or around $1.28 per litre or nearly $5.00 per US gallon.
At the usual gas station I purchase from it dropped from $3.54 to $3.45 US gallon or about .90 cents per litre. That’s over a 40% difference in price.
Why? It can’t be because of our crazy Canadian taxes because the price was the same in Quebec this past weekend in Valleyfield Quebec. Quebec has higher taxes on gas than we do here in Ontario.
In nearby Lancaster Ontario gas was hovering around $1.22 per litre.
It’s time for our government to stop gas companies from playing games with consumers. In a city that has no real inter-city transportation people are dependent on driving for their important trips and work. It’s insane to tolerate price fixing and gouging isn’t it?
As July rolls around these kinds of games hurt business. They hurt tourism, and they hurt our local economy that’s already hurting mightily. One poster on facebook even suggested that they are jacking up prices in Cornwall near cheque times for Seniors and those on fixed incomes.
It’s time for a full investigation of price fixing and gouging of gas prices in our region and maybe even time for some action from our government. Afterall, they drive too. Would it be so wrong tying to the price of gasoline to the price per barrel of oil?
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