Greedy oil companies gouging us at the pump

I think we should all be angry at the new gas prices of $1.15 per litre

I think we should all be angry at the new gas prices of $1.15 per litre and do what this fellow in Salmon Arm did about his frustration with the insane gouging at the pumps we are getting.

These big oil companies seem to be trying to see how much they can put up the prices before we start to complain; well this is my second time I’ve complained to this paper about this unfair apparent price fixing which is against the law in Canada (someone is instructing all the gas stations to raise their price at the same time).

Today’s average U.S. was $2.45 per U.S. gallon which is 3.80 litres per U.S. gallon, which equals 64 cents Canadian, plus the 25 per cent exchange rate of 16 cents equals 80 cents per litre Canadian, is what they pay in the U.S. So why are we being forced to pay 35 cents per litre or more for the same gas?

It is bad business practice to shove your greed down the throats of the people whose country is supplying you with their oil resources; sooner or later something is going to snap. What do we have to do to get our government to fairly regulate these overly greedy gas companies? It’s time to do something. Write to this paper, express your anger and organize something against this raping of pensioners, people on disability and the Canadian people in general as most of the gas companies are U.S. owned.


R. Calderwood