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Old 08-19-2003, 02:32 PM   #15
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In August of 1990 Rosemary and I were pulling our Trillium 13' behind a 1990 Plymouth van, andcame through The City of Grand Forks ND. The Kuwait Conflict was just escalating, and gasolice prices were just starting toi move upwards in anticipation of possible supply shortages because of the war.
A slight built old man with no teeth met us as we pulled into a servic e station, and lamented that "You should have been here yesterday Son, as gas prices had jumped over 25 cents a gallon" We assured him that the displayed price of $1.05 per gallon was not a shock to us, as we came from Western Canada, where prices ( after all conversions of currency and gallon size) had hovered around the $2.45 per Imperial gallon for quite some time.
He stopped dead in his tracks, took of his little brown floppy cap, and held it over his heart as he expressed the following.
" You Canadians must be stupid to allow your government and the oil companies do that to you , If that happened here, We would have shot the bast***." We laughed and told him to fill up anyways, as the trip was well worth the investment.:laugh :laugh
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Old 08-19-2003, 07:08 PM   #16
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:wave got back from sidney and cairns, au last week and the price there was about .85 to .90 per liter. @ 3.78 liters =1 us gallon x's .90 = $3.40au. 1 us dollar = about $1.60au therefore: 3.78 x .625 =about $2.36/gal:r i think?
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Old 08-20-2003, 11:40 AM   #17
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Today, August 20, 2003 in Vancouver BC 86.5/litre or $2.33US/US gallon if my math is right
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Credit Lacy Harrison for this - it was buried in Jokes, Stories and Tall tales but is topical here:

<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3f43abe3d468fgasprices.jpg/> :lol2 :loltu :laugh
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Old 08-20-2003, 02:51 PM   #19
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Gas here has risen to $3.99 per gallon by the "gougers". Some stations still have it around $1.85 but most of them are out of gas due to a pipeline rupture between here and Tucson. Our state has no law to stop these greedy station owners from charging anything they want to. All I can say is when things return to normal--remember who tried to "gouge" you! :sad
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Gene,
The consumer has a long memory, at least I do. I'm still mad at Amoco for something in 1968. I'm sure their business will suffer later on.
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