As the price of crude oil plummets below $50/barrel, Montreal gas consumers all still paying the price. Have you ever wondered why Quebecers will NEVER get a ‘break’ on gas prices?
A couple months back, we were stuck in a bad situation when prices sky rocketed to almost $1.50/litre. Now, that price of oil is dropping….and guess what? …. We are still paying the highest across Canada.
I’ve been researching the subject and asking myself a lot of questions. In conclusion, whether the price of crude oil rises or drops to below $10 per barrel, us Montrealers will always pay the premium price. As long a we reside in the province of Quebec, we will never catch a ‘break’ on consumer goods.
After researching, here are some facts I have obtained from news articles and economics “people”
The blame ….
- Higher Taxes
- A week Canadian Dollar
- Seasonal Effects
- Rising Taxes
“On average, the price in Montreal without taxes is less than in Toronto or in Calgary for example,” said Sonia Marcotte, president and CEO of the Quebec Association Of Independent Petroleum Marketers.
Montreal Gas Prices – 107.9 ¢/litre
Ottawa Gas Prices – 86.9 ¢/litre
Toronto Gas Prices – 89.9 ¢/litre
Windsor Gas Prices – 85.4 ¢/litre
Winnipeg Gas Prices – 79.4 ¢/litre
Calgary Gas Prices – 77.9 ¢/litre
Vancouver Gas Prices – 102.9 ¢/litre
Fredericton Gas Prices – 85.9 ¢/litre
Saint John NB Gas Prices – 92.9 ¢/litre
Below you will find a comparison of Montreal and Toronto gas prices in a chart format.
The Full Article can be found here: CBC News – Gas Prices Across Canada
My Solution to this NON-SENSE….
but wait…. Can we clear up the nasty potholes across the island of Montreal?