All Canadians, you need to share this post to every Canadian you have on your lists and send e-mail to your respective provincial and federal representatives. The ruling governments in Canada are destroying Canada's competitiveness by allowing the oil companies to gouge us on diesel in turn make us LOSE JOBS!!!
Currently diesel is at an all time record high of 30+ cents more than regular gasoline when it's supposed to be about 5-10 cents cheaper.
If you are a supplier out of Toronto and ship product to Detroit you already know it's more expensive to produce here with the cost of hydro and natural gas. Now if you add diesel costs to it you are no longer competitive.
A single US truck travelling an 800km (500 miles) round trip at and average of 6mpg would cost a company approx $216.58 US. Diesel is at 2.599/g in the US times 500 miles divided by 6mpg. Annually that ONE trip will cost the company $54,145 in diesel. (5 days a week, 50 weeks a year)
A single Canadian truck travelling an 800km (500 miles) round trip at and average of 6mpg would cost a company approx $289.12 US ($349.83 CDN). Diesel is at 3.469/g US (1.109/l CDN) in Canada times 500 miles divided by 6mpg. Annually that ONE trip will cost the company $72,280 in diesel.
If you did the math it costs a Canadian company $18,135 MORE a year for a SINGLE truck doing a SINGLE ROUTE!
If the governments of this country kept the oil companies in check and we followed the global pattern, as well as our historical pattern, diesel would be 5-10 cents less than regular gasoline (0.859/l) and at just 5 cents, 0.809/l that same trip would cost $210.88 US ($255.17 CDN) and the annual cost would be $52,720 SAVING the company $1,425 US annually on this ONE truck doing ONE route compared to running it out of the US. #canada #oilprices