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Why do you pay so much for gas? Here’s a hint: It’s not just taxes
April 20th, 2019updated
A woman fills up her car at a Metro Vancouver gas station (Evan Mitsui/CBC)
f you’re a Metro Vancouver driver, you already know you’re paying an awful lot for gas with prices hovering around $1.70 a litre.
You’re well aware that oil and gas companies and refineries all want to make a profit, so that’s factored into the cost.
You also know that a hefty chunk of what you spend goes toward tax.
Taxes alone, however, don’t explain why B.C. has the most expensive gas in the country and have nothing to do with sudden fluctuations in price.
So, the next time you’re at the pump cursing about how much you’re spending, here are some things to keep in mind.
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