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Old 05-06-2016, 11:46 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Regarding the Alberta stuff above - every little thing is going to once again stray being an excuse to raise prices again. Especially in California.

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Old 05-06-2016, 12:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Regarding the Alberta stuff above - every little thing is going to once again stray being an excuse to raise prices again. Especially in California.
Prices here have not seemed to dip, really. I buy all my gasoline from Costco, and if you look at my fuel log you see that the prices I pay are lower than the $3+ I was beginning to pay this time last year but the $2.70-2.80 I currently pay is not as low as the lows of winter 2014-2015. So, there you go... But a Prius cheap in another part of the country, drive it here, and sell it higher? hahaha.
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I wondered why that wasn't in the news. As we know, a few months back it was widely reported that storage space was running out.
So how's this a problem? Just leave the oil in the ground until you need it.
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Below NSFW: 2 videos of residents barely getting out.
But still having time to record video of their evacuation? I've been in that situation myself, and believe me, taking pictures was the last thing on my mind.
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So how's this a problem? Just leave the oil in the ground until you need it.
Can't afford to leave it in the ground. Gotta cover your fixed costs! Ironically, the lower the price, the more you've got to pump to break even.

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I discuss current events with a client, but try to stay informed in general, and I kept reading about that. I am kind of surprised they did not mention how this would affect gas prices.

"Unhappy to pay more at the pump? Imagine how much worse it is for these friendly Canadians that have lost everything!"

I was surprised to learn that northern Canada was almost as warm as Arizona!
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Did anyone else notice the truck and SUV to car ratio from the fire video? I didn't know Canadians could match the US appetite for large vehicles.

I guess if I had to choose 1 vehicle to rescue, it would be the expensive one.
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1 fatality, I read.

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Did anyone else notice the truck and SUV to car ratio from the fire video? I didn't know Canadians could match the US appetite for large vehicles.
Oh yeah. Alberta is Canada's Texas, in many ways.
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I was surprised to learn that northern Canada was almost as warm as Arizona!
And a good bit warmer than northern Nevada has been these past few weeks. We had a bit of snow in the valleys just a week or so ago (and hail enough to whiten the ground last Thursday).

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