I just put gasoline into my car at a cost of $1.33.9 per. litre, and it got me to wondering why gas in Chilliwack is so expensive. You see, I’ve always assumed that oil that’s being pumped out of the ground, and of course the oceans, here in Canada, belonged pretty much to the people of Canada. So it comes as a bit of a shock to find that I can buy gasoline, probably refined from oil exported by Canada, in Bellingham, which by the way is in another country, for $1.05 Can. per litre.
My understanding is that in the majority of oil exporting countries, the price of gasoline, to the native populations, is significantly lower than it is in the countries to which they export their oil. Apparently this general rule is not applicable here in Canada. Here, in our oil exporting country, not only do we not get cheaper gasoline, we pay more than the folks in the main country to which we ship our oil. Somehow there seems to be something wrong with this picture. Go figure.