Sunday, February 26, 2012

Neighbours should help neighbors

MSNBC reported on U.S. gas prices Sunday morning, discussing,
"a growing fear among Americans that gas could soon reach $5 per gallon."
My first thought was perhaps we can help our friends suffering from high oil prices.

My solution: Increase tar sands production. Ship more Canadian crude; build those Keystone XL and Northern Gateway pipelines. Move more crude oil to help our suffering neighbours. Stop hoarding oil for the benefit of Canadians.

When a friend is in trouble, we do what we can to help. Right?

My second thought was to compare what Canadians pay for gas to those shocking prices faced by consumers in the USA. This graph is based on prices per US gallon, with Canadian and American dollars at par.


Gee, maybe Americans should be shipping crude oil northward, helping Canadians oppressed by the shortage of crude oil.

Apparently, we are the unfortunate people suffering with too few natural resources. Either that, or we've allowed crooks and thieves to convince us that black is white and white is black.
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1 comment:

  1. It blows me away. Why can Canadians save up to 50% by shopping in the U.S? Why can Canadians save mega bucks by gassing up in the U.S?

    Harper has always refused to answer that question. I had even e-mailed that question to Harper. Of course, there was no reply. I concluded, there were those who pay donations, to keep prices high in Canada.

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