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consider something else. The lowest price that gas hit in 2008 was $1.036 per
litre – and that was on Jan. 22, according to Natural Resources Canada.
tank for a Ford Focus SE Wagon is 13.2 gallons, or almost 40 litres. To fill
the thing all the way up on the cheapest day of the year would have been about
$51.50. Depending on how much you drive, that can add up to over $150 in a
month if you have to fill it up three times. And that’s just the cheapest rate
forward to June 27, 2008. Gas prices are reaching some of their highest levels
in years, according to gasbuddy.com. The price of gas at a Petro-Canada station
in Squamish was $1.429 per litre. Taking this into account, the price of a full
tank of gas on the Focus jumps to more than $70. If you fill it up three times
this month and the price stays steady, you’re at upwards of $200 a month.
this is only for a small car. Lots of people in Whistler need bigger vehicles
to lug around their skiing equipment and various other things, whether it’s
construction tools, a snowmobile, or luggage for a weekend trip. A Ford Focus
cannot nearly haul the gear that a sport utility vehicle could.
door number two, take a Cadillac Escalade. It’s among the bigger SUV models,
but nevertheless makes a good case study for the exorbitant strains on finances
that gas prices can create.
put it simply, the fuel tank of an Escalade is almost double the size of a Ford
Focus – 26 gallons, according to the Cadillac website. At current gas
prices, you could be paying up to $140 to fill that tank just one time.
Multiply that by the number of times you’ll need to fill it in a month and…
well, you do the math.
these prices were rendered moot as of Tuesday, July 1.
B.C. carbon tax has applied a levy of $10 per tonne of associated carbon
emissions, a rate that will rise by $5 each year for five years before hitting
$30 per tonne by 2012. The provincial government estimates that the tax will
apply 2.41 cents to each litre of gasoline now, reaching 7.24 cents per litre