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07-11-2010 04:10 PM

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#1 posted 07-11-2010 05:57 PM

Before calculation on an 18 imp. gal. tank you think you save $17.50 by buying US gas.
After making a true calculation the saving is not much.
So if you travel many miles to get US gas you’re at a lost.
US and Canadian gas ends up to cost about the same price.

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#2 posted 07-11-2010 06:31 PM

umm ok i know i should shut up before i say something stupid because im sure i missed something…but 83 cents a gallon????..and doesnt canada sell by the litre? or did i miss the “back to the 80s party”?..lol

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#3 posted 07-11-2010 06:48 PM

Yeah I saw that as well.

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#4 posted 07-11-2010 07:04 PM

I never was that good at math, but 1 liter of gas here is 91 cents x 4 (roughly a US Gallon) = $3.64 (in Edmonton Alberta – where lots of the fuel comes from…)

What’s the price of a US gallon now?

I paid $2.58 a US gallon in Middle Tennessee last month.

Seems like a saving to me…?

Even paying an extra 5 cents on the dollar for the exchange.

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#5 posted 07-11-2010 07:11 PM

Aren’t US gallons and Imperial gallons different sizes as well?
1 Imperial gallon = 4.54609188 liters
1 US gallon = 3.78541178 liters
(conversion factors courtesy Google)
I’ve not done the math but I suspect you are a bit behind vs the American price for oil. I suspect much of the difference is in taxes our respective jurisdictions apply to fuel and not really the cost of the oil itself.

Interestingly enough Manitoba produces enough petroleum to be self sufficient in oil, but we still import/export oil so we pay world prices.

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#6 posted 07-11-2010 07:14 PM

gas this weekend was roughly 2.60/gallon

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#7 posted 07-11-2010 10:58 PM

$2.60 divided by 3.785 (amount of liters in a gallon) = 68.6 cents a liter.

I’m paying 90+ cents per liter and have an 80 liter tank.

Unless my math is getting worse, it is a saving… :)

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#8 posted 07-11-2010 11:26 PM

$2.53 a gallon in Bridgeville, DE on 7/11 Thats not the 7-11 store. Cash pay before pumping. 5 cents more for credit.

I think the costs you are showing is way out of line.

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#9 posted 07-11-2010 11:29 PM

YAS YAS guys my mistake boy if someone makes an erorr it will grow on you LOL LOL sorry I will correct.

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#10 posted 07-11-2010 11:40 PM

Sorry boys that Imperial and metric f### me up too why don’t they use all the same thing.

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#11 posted 07-12-2010 02:45 AM

Heck! I was going to drive up there to tank up.

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#12 posted 07-12-2010 03:18 AM

you lost me at mileage :S

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#13 posted 07-12-2010 04:04 AM

My wife will tell you that I am an abundant producer of US gas. I fail to see how my gas differs from the gas produced by my Canadian friends.

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#14 posted 07-12-2010 04:07 AM

I paid $2.749 today in Michigan. At 5% exchange that converts to $2.886 cndn for one US gallon. One US gallon = 3.7854 liters or $0.762 per liter. It sells for $0.949 today in Sarnia, Ontario. I saved $0.187 per liter, on almost 90 liters. This was a total savings of approx. $16.83 – I spent $65.00 at Rockler, so it worked out that buying the gas in the states today paid for my auxillary fence clamps. That is how I justified it to my wife anyway ..LOL

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#15 posted 07-12-2010 04:42 AM

If we sold gas by the quart here in the U.S. the price wouldn’t SEEM that bad. I delivered the stuff for years. the chemical make up is federaly regulated, the stations additive is the only thing allowed to be different. The fun part is ETHANOL….........

It costs more money to make it, then you can sell it for.

It disolves rubber….......like your fuel injector O-rings.

But were sellin corn …........right.

As a mechanic, can you tell I don’t like this stuff.

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