Nanaimo gouged by gasoline costs
To the Editor,
To the best of my knowledge, gasoline arrives at Nanaimo’s Suncor and Esso terminals by barge. It is then delivered by truck.
Seeing how gas is cheaper at the Morden Road station, cheaper yet at Cassidy and a steal in Duncan, I’m left to conclude that there are no transportation costs to south Island mid points. In fact, there seems to be rebates to our neighbours.
Kind of gives a new meaning to, ‘get out of town.’ This system worked so well this past week that when gas went up in Nanaimo seven cents a litre, gas dropped 1.5 cents in Duncan.
So now that the price differential is 20-plus cents a litre, I flashbacked to earlier days when plywood and salmon were cheaper in Calgary than here.
Don’t you just love the free market?