So, the gas dealers in Salmon Arm lowered their price a wee bit.
Today it is at $1.28/L. Interesting. A short while ago it was $1.38, so they have lowered it 10 cents or 7.24 per cent.
It was reported that the price of crude has dropped 30 per cent. So let’s apply that to the high price of $1.38 and find that the dealers should be charging $0.9653/L. That’s right – if they were not gouging us it would be 96 cents. But, no – the good old boys club in Salmon Arm is making sure they keep the prices high. Now wait. It won’t be long until the price of crude starts to rise?
Let’s say it goes up 20 per cent from today’s crude price. Now the way the dealers think, they will have an excuse to raise the pump price 20 per cent – so folks, the good old boys club will be charging you $1.28 plus 20 per cent or a total of $1.53/L.
In Abbotsford it was $1.08, Pritchard and Chase $1.20 and on Vancouver Island at Courtenay it was $1.12. It’s always cheaper on the island, it seems? Guess it costs less to float it over there, eh?
Yep, still being ripped off by the good old boys club in Salmon Arm.