The gas price discrepancy between Alberta and B.C. is always somewhat astounding but in the last few weeks it has become absolutely, exorbitantly, unreasonably high. Edmontonians were reimbursing 84.9 cents a liter, while drivers in the adjoining capital city of Victoria were reimbursing 137.9 cents. That’s a proliferation of 53 cents and a Victoria price 63 per cent higher than Edmonton’s. As per Dan McTeague, a senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, it’s an unparalleled price inconsistency for two main Canadian cities.
If a resourceful Edmontonian tanked up a 63,500-litre B-Train with retailed price gasoline, they could earn more than $30,000 directly by propelling it to the coast. Drive the 12 hours from Edmonton to Vancouver with a 378-litre slip tank in the posterior of your pickup truck, and the practicality of the gas within will surprisingly bounce up by $148.
Taxes are a crucial element when debating Canadian gas prices. It’s the exceptional reason why US gas prices seem so ridiculously inexpensive to Canadians. Even in states contemplated as high tax zone such as California tanking up is almost always going to be inexpensive than the most inexpensive corners of Canada such as Saskatchewan.
Edmontonians reimburse a 10-cent-per-litre federal excise tax, 5 per cent GST and a 6.73-cent-per-litre carbon tax. In Vancouver drivers reimburse a 7.78-cent-per-litre carbon tax, 17 cents per litre on a public transit tax, 8.5 cents of additional provincial taxes and also the GST and 10-cent-per-litre federal tax.
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