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Yeah, today it spiked to 2.99 everywhere.
Except for one station, but the cars were literally backing traffic up onto the street, so I'll just pay an extra $2.50 when I have to fill up tomorrow, thanks.

--Patrick
 
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We had an issue earlier this month where gas stations had run out of gas. There was a supply issue due to the flooding in Dave's neck of the woods, and of course you can forget anything coming from the south.
 
$1.27.9/L in Saskatoon. I don't even want to know what it is in the bigger cities.
That's about $3.62 US/gallon for us in the states. Ouch.

When I honeymooned with my wife in Ireland in 2010, I told her how bad the gas prices were. When we had to fill up the rental for the first time, she saw it was about €1.40 and went "oh, that's not so bad." So I had to explain it was 1.40 euros per liter. That's €5.30/gallon. And with the exchange rate (at the time) that meant we were around $6.85 US per gallon.
 
That's about $3.62 US/gallon for us in the states. Ouch.

When I honeymooned with my wife in Ireland in 2010, I told her how bad the gas prices were. When we had to fill up the rental for the first time, she saw it was about €1.40 and went "oh, that's not so bad." So I had to explain it was 1.40 euros per liter. That's €5.30/gallon. And with the exchange rate (at the time) that meant we were around $6.85 US per gallon.
It was close to 6 USD per gallon in Italy last March. The price looked much better per liter for sure.
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Going away for work, bottle of Scotch leaked out in my luggage. No Scotch for hobo to drink, but clothes smell nice.
Hope you had Scotchgard on your clothes.
 
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Another factor with this conversation is that IIRC most (all?) of the gasoline in the USA is sold by volume strictly as opposed to volume corrected. The Consumer's Council of Canada has a decent page explaining this: https://www.consumerscouncil.com/index.cfm?id=13906#temperature
There is a sign on the gasoline pump that says the fuel is temperature is corrected to 15 C. What does this mean?
Gasoline, like everything else, expands as it gets warmer and contracts as it gets colder. Without temperature correction, a litre of gasoline on a warm day would contain less gasoline by weight than on a cold day. Gasoline is sold by volume but what you are actually paying for is the energy to make your car go. Temperature correction ensures that, regardless of temperature, you receive the same amount of energy for your purchase although the volume may differ. Measurement Canada, an agency of Industry Canada, regulates measurement of gasoline at the pump. Click here for information about Measurement Canada's complaints process.
So up here we actually get what we pay for, regardless of the time of year. In the USA, my understanding is "not so much."
 
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Another factor with this conversation is that IIRC most (all?) of the gasoline in the USA is sold by volume strictly as opposed to volume corrected. The Consumer's Council of Canada has a decent page explaining this: https://www.consumerscouncil.com/index.cfm?id=13906#temperature

So up here we actually get what we pay for, regardless of the time of year. In the USA, my understanding is "not so much."
Yeah it's pretty ridiculous. It also means during the summer, you're better off buying gas at night when it's cooler.
 
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Just read a Consumer Reports bit on that, said it doesn't make much of a difference since the tanks are underground and insulated. Whatever temperature the gas comes in at, it mostly stays, and turnover is generally high enough that in-ground temperature doesn't get a chance to change. Gas in the lines heat up, but it's only a couple gallons so doesn't have a huge effect if you're filling up from mostly empty.
 
Another factor with this conversation is that IIRC most (all?) of the gasoline in the USA is sold by volume strictly as opposed to volume corrected. The Consumer's Council of Canada has a decent page explaining this: https://www.consumerscouncil.com/index.cfm?id=13906#temperature

So up here we actually get what we pay for, regardless of the time of year. In the USA, my understanding is "not so much."
In the US, most gas station fuel tanks sit 15-20 feet below the surface, and have a fairly constant temperature no matter what the prevailing weather conditions.

edit: (you know, as difter says above, but I didn't read before I made my post. :p )
 
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I'm paying roughly $7/gallon right now, and practically all parties have agreed with the Green that taxes on it need to go up severely because the low gas prices are causing us to drive too much and thus contribute to global warming. And they're right, up to a point - if gas is $1.000/gallon we'll definitely drive quite a bit less.
But others have made the point before already so I won't exagerate how much I sit here weeping when I hear tell of these high, high prices lower than anything I've literally ever seen here in my entire life.
 
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Of course, that (the tank difference) don't necessarily apply to Arizona, where the tanks might be 15-20 below the ground, but the air the gas comes in contact with is usually hovering in the 35C area from dawn until two-three hours after sunset...
 
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I'm paying roughly $7/gallon right now, and practically all parties have agreed with the Green that taxes on it need to go up severely because the low gas prices are causing us to drive too much and thus contribute to global warming. And they're right, up to a point - if gas is $1.000/gallon we'll definitely drive quite a bit less.
But others have made the point before already so I won't exagerate how much I sit here weeping when I hear tell of these high, high prices lower than anything I've literally ever seen here in my entire life.
One loonie for a whole gallon! That's insanely cheap.
 
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Craaaaaaaaap...Shoebox is shutting down. I’ve got almost 5,000 photos stored there. Now I gotta put them all on my iPad, transfer them to Google Photos, and clean up my photo roll.
 
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