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One Gallon of Gas = 3.78531 litres
I bought gas yesterday for $1.24 per litre = $4.73 per gallon
A few weeks ago it was as low as $1.09 per litre = $4.12 per gallon. That is a huge difference on the pocketbook. We have always paid more in Canada than the U.S. due to taxes so there was no big surprise that we are much higher(within a cent or two Canadian and US dollars are almost at par).
I go to a Co-op gas station that is only two blocks from my house - primarily because they lower the price of gas the fastest in the neighborhood and generally always have the lowest price. I am now going to purchase a lifetime Co-operative membership for $10 and believe over the course of a few months it will easily pay itself back as now rather than being at the mercy of the oil giants, I too can benefit from their profits and receive a cheque to prove it. It makes money, is owned by it's shareholders, and gives back to our local community. Every member qualifies for 5% cash back at the end of the year. The more you use them the more equity you build up to qualify for higher percentages of cash back up to 7%. I estimate using $60 per month (we work from home so use less gas than others) for a total of $720 per year. This would qualify me for $36 refund. I prefer to get cash back over other perks like points as financially it makes more sense.
We keep our vehicles well maintained, got rid of our gas guzzling truck, combine trips and generally drive less to keep costs down.
What is the price of gas where you live and what are you doing to combat it?