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    Any time they simplify and save you a buck, be very suspicious.......Something will go up twofold soon!

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    Oh it already haas Tom!
    Filled up yesterday on super, over 2 bucks a liter now, or 8 bucks a gallon
    Cost to fill up has almost doubled since pre pandemic and no signs of slowing down.
    Everything is going up,,,
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    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    I got gas yeserday too in Leamington = $1.67 per liter Regular, $1.99 for Diesel.

    That makes regular $7.52 rounded up a gallon (4.5 liters to the gallon), bear in mind that a Canadian gallon is larger than a US (3.8 liters) one so a car will go further on a Canadian Gallon.
    Gone up to $1.96 a liter, $52 for 1/2 a tank of a Ford Escape yesterday, I remeber it wasn't that long ago when it was 99c a liter.
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    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    Gone up to $1.96 a liter, $52 for 1/2 a tank of a Ford Escape yesterday, I remeber it wasn't that long ago when it was 99c a liter.
    THAT is robbery WITHOUT a gun!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    THAT is robbery WITHOUT a gun!
    Won't argue that point. Interesting link to see what Europe or the rest of the world pays.

    https://www.globalpetrolprices.com/g...eb1313ace#Find

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    Quote Originally Posted by BobH View Post
    Won't argue that point. Interesting link to see what Europe or the rest of the world pays.

    https://www.globalpetrolprices.com/g...eb1313ace#Find

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    I know the UK is very expensive, the first question most of asked when getting a new car was, what does it do to the gallon.

    When I was 16 i had a Yamaha FS1E 50cc. It was classed as a moped because in theory you could unlock the footrests and turn them into bicycle pedal configuration, then actually pedal it. I did it when i first got it and my legs had to go round in a blur just to get enough speed to keep the thing balanced. It took just once sliding off of it on a wet roundabout before the footrest were bent enough that there was no chance of ever moving them to peddle again.
    For a 50cc it went like stink, I got 56 MPH though a nearby town, I know it was 56 because the police told me

    A few years after I got mine, new ones were restricted to 30mph with a washer in the exhaust manifold, obviously it took those 16 year olds about 10 seconds to get that restriction off but my point was going to be at last, it used to cost me 50p for a gallon of petrol and 10p for 2 shots of oil (2 stroke).
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    Quote Originally Posted by STF View Post
    A few years after I got mine, new ones were restricted to 30mph with a washer in the exhaust manifold, obviously it took those 16 year olds about 10 seconds to get that restriction off but my point was going to be at last, it used to cost me 50p for a gallon of petrol and 10p for 2 shots of oil (2 stroke).
    IIRC, in 1969 when I began driving (legally) a gallon (4.5 L) cost between $0.45 and $0.50 CAD or 10 cents a litre for premium gas. Keep in mind the the Canadian dollar was at par or slightly more than the US dollar at the time. That same gallon in Vancouver BC cost $ 9.90 or so for regular grade gasoline. the Canadian dollar is nowhere near par these days either. Oh, how times have changed.

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    We just took a bump again here. About 4 bucks a gal for regular with 15 percent ethanol.
    They usually go down in the summer from the 10 in winter.
    They went up.
    Some crappy gas. Ethanol boils at 180f. No wonder some folks carry guns!

    Kidding......

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    Quote Originally Posted by sharptonn View Post
    We just took a bump again here. About 4 bucks a gal for regular with 15 percent ethanol.
    They usually go down in the summer from the 10 in winter.
    They went up.
    Some crappy gas. Ethanol boils at 180f. No wonder some folks carry guns!

    Kidding......
    The only bright side is that is $1.05 US a litre and not the $1.54 US a litre we are paying. I know it still hurts anyway though.

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    Ya, it only hurts when you go buy gas.
    I still spun the V8 pretty tight to-day. Old habit. Folks are crawling along and sipping.
    Gedthefugoutathaway!!!

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