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Old 03-07-2018, 11:52 AM   #26
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The PR Shell website says it is Cdn $1.229/L for regular, and Cdn $1.414 for V-Power:

https://pointrobertsshellcenter.com/

However, I am not 100% convinced that they update their website's gas prices on a regular basis.
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Blaine is cheaper if you are inclined to drive a bit more. Google maps even shows you the prices currently at the stations.

Shell on D Street is $3.16 USD for Regular.
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Even with an empty tank, I'm only saving ~$5 if I fill up at PR (instead of doing so locally), so it makes no sense for me to drive all the way down to PR to gas up. And even less reason to do so for heading down to Blaine.

Just have to suck it up and get ripped off today, I guess...
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Getting gas at Shell Pt Roberts only worth it if you are picking up parcel.
If you get 8 gallons, they accept Cdn at par for parcel so you save a smidgeon more on that.
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Blaine is cheaper if you are inclined to drive a bit more. Google maps even shows you the prices currently at the stations.

Shell on D Street is $3.16 USD for Regular.
$3.16/gal = 0.83 USD/L = ~1.08CAD/L

Conservatively speaking, that's about $0.30 saved per litre. If you need gas, that's $10 savings, easily. Personally, that's enough motivation to head to Blaine for a fill up, and bring back a beer or two because savings can be converted to booze.
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I still have dreams about the epic gas war back in the early 2000s. Gas cost 39.9! Ricers were at the peak of popularity too. Good times were had by all.

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I was hoping to not have to fill up before I travel next week....1/4 tank left...
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The PR Shell website says it is Cdn $1.229/L for regular, and Cdn $1.414 for V-Power:

https://pointrobertsshellcenter.com/

However, I am not 100% convinced that they update their website's gas prices on a regular basis.
Just use the gasbuddy app/website to find prices.
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Well. Looks like I'm switching to 87 from 91 LOL...
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So I did the calculation for premium gas (91):

Chevron on D Street, 92 Octane = US $3.45/gal = US $0.911/L = CAD $ 1.17/L (cc forex fee 2.5% = $1.20)
Taking the rate of CAD $1.20 (incl cc forex) x 63L (tank capacity) = CAD $75.60 for Chevron 92
  • Mission Chevron: $1.43 x 63L = $90.09 ($0.23/L saved at Blaine = $14.49 in savings)
  • RMD Superstore Mobil: $1.54 x 63L = $97.02 ($0.34/L saved at Blaine = $21.42 in savings)
  • PC Points saves another $0.07/L
  • Total savings with points = $19.77
  • N.Van Chevron: $1.70 x 63L = $107.10 ($0.50/L saved at Blaine = $31.50 in savings)

Total savings accounting for fuel used to get to Blaine and back.

If I use roughly 12L/100km (accounting for some heavy footed driving) on a round trip from Shell and Alderbridge to Chevron on D street (78.4KM) that's 9.41L used:
  • Mission: 1.43* 9.41 = $13.45
  • total savings = $14.49 - $13.45 = $1.04
  • Rmd gb: 1.54 * 9.41 = $14.49
  • total savings without points = $21.42 - $14.49 = $6.93
  • total savings with points = $19.77 - $14.49 - (9.41 * 0.07) = $4.62
  • N.Van: 1.70 *9.41 = $16.00
  • total savings = $31.50 - $16.00 = $15.50
So it turns out, a nice back road cruise to mission will be as effective at gas savings as Blaine, except, its double the mileage.
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essso at kinsgway and victoira has gas priced at 142.99
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Chevron @ Columbia and Braid in New West was $1.419 tonight while everywhere else was at $1.469 or higher.

Once I saw the price, I quickly filled up.
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So I did the calculation for premium gas (91):
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Applaud the effort, but don't think loyalty programs should be accounted for. If that's the case, use a credit card with no ForEx charges and gives cash back.

Right now Shell is offering instant Gold Status for Fuel Rewards down in the States so you get another 5 cents off. Maintaining the gold status is another story.
https://www.fuelrewards.com/
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Applaud the effort, but don't think loyalty programs should be accounted for. If that's the case, use a credit card with no ForEx charges and gives cash back.

Right now Shell is offering instant Gold Status for Fuel Rewards down in the States so you get another 5 cents off. Maintaining the gold status is another story.
https://www.fuelrewards.com/
Looks like you have to go down every two weeks, which realistically, I'll probably be doing that, cause the bare minimum (91) is too damn expensive.

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To maintain your Gold Status, you must fill up at least 6 times during your 3-month qualification period (see above). Thatís only two times per month. Each fill-up must be at least 5 gallons or more to qualify.
Also looks like you can save more if you link a US mastercard.
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Gas is going to cost me an extra $4.50 a fill up.
Thats $8.50 a month.
It's shitty getting gouged, but people get WAY to riled up. You see on the news people just losing their shit about it. There really are too many people on the roads. Hopefully it gets some people who really shouldn't be driving to work to ride a bike or transit. I know thats not always feasible, but those that can should.
Then demand drops, then price drops.
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it's been buck forty all winter when the demand isn't as high as summer months
unless we saturate the transit system and bike lines, doubt we'll see much drop at the pumps
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they put in those ridiculous speed bumps in peace arch now. I cant go over with my maz unless i really wanna fuck up front bumper.
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I think for people with jerries and big tank cars, going across the border, excluding any time cost, it can be worthwhile if you do some grocery along with it.

Here's a good simple calculator:
https://www.crossbordershopping.ca/u...ngs-calculator

buddy and I just went across yesterday to pick up pkgs. It was 2.89 in Bellingham for diesel at Costco, comparing to diesel price from gas stations nearby, the difference is ~33% or ~50ct CAD/L AFTER factoring the currency exchange and everything into.

At 80L per tank, plus 2 6gallon jerry, we were looking at 120L of fuel in total, the saving was $60 vs. fueling in Canada. Not to mention the 2 gallon of milk for U$4.xx (roughly $6cad), which I bought 3 (kids drink milk like water+me making coffee) and that's another ~$10 saving. And I assume ~$10 worth of gas to make the roundtrip.

It's worth mentioning that many things in Costco US are NOT cheaper than Canada. Things like coke, diapers... etc are priced pretty much at par, meaning we in Canada get 30% discount on them. But meat and some pkg food are cheap as fuck. I got the Kirkland vitamin gummy that my kids take. It's 7.99 after instant discount for both US and Canada... but the US it's a package of 2bottles vs. single in Canada!

The way I think about is, every time I cross the border for gas, I basically get groceries for free...
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Gas is going to cost me an extra $4.50 a fill up.
Thats $8.50 a month.
You only fill up 2 times a month? Damn. E36 M3 / e46 wagon gets good fuel economy, who knew.

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they put in those ridiculous speed bumps in peace arch now. I cant go over with my maz unless i really wanna fuck up front bumper.
Those tiny ones right? The wide and tall ones, I can angle over. Those tiny ones I just go super slow and pray.
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