We should take action against gas price gouging

The prices have only started to come down after it was on T.V.

We should take action against gas price gouging

I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who puts their opinions about the gas price gouging and price fixing in your paper.

The prices have only started to come down after it was on T.V. about thousands of Vancouver residents going to the U.S. to buy their gas at about a 40 per cent saving for the same gas. But we here on the Island [and] can’t go to the U.S. because of the cost in time and dollars, so we get our gas prices reduced at a slower amount reduction than in Vancouver.

The higher the price, the more tax is paid, as U.S. tax is “x” cents per gallon; our tax is on a percentage of the sale price, about 33 per cent or more in some places. We do have the power to stop this if we all stop buying gas at one of the big gas companies right across Canada for 30 days. If the price isn’t reduced to a reasonable amount, stop buying gas at another big gas company for an other 30 days. I think the greed will face the reality of the real market.

These gas prices in relation to the price of a barrel of oil, should only be $.80 per litre, tax included, if we go back to when the prices started going up in 2003 to pay for Bush’s war on terror, the big gas companies are causing financial terrorism on us Canadians, the highest in B.C., just like our car insurance in B.C. is the highest in Canada which is an other gouging. My hat off to K. Beaumont, keep people informed with your opinion in the papers, Canadians are so complacent till you push us too far.

R. Calderwood


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