Letter: Gouging gas prices because we’re high per capita users

Prices here dropped to $1.25.9 as of Thursday, Aug. 27. Could this be because many vacationers have left due to the smoke?

To the editor:

On Monday, August 24, gas was $1.24.9 in White Rock. The price was $1.13.9 in Chilliwack and $1.32.9 in Kelowna. White Rock has a transit tax that is not applied in Chilliwack or Kelowna.

We hear that in the Toronto area, prices are below $1.

It should be obvious to all of us, that the oil companies can set the price at whatever they want, and will continue to do so as we keep using at the rate we do. This usage is somewhat skewed by the influx of tourists, but it still seems we are high per capita users.

Until we somehow reduce our per capita usage, we will be gouged at the pumps.

Prices here dropped to $1.25.9 as of Thursday, Aug. 27. Could this be because many vacationers have left due to the smoke?

L.G. Maddaford, Kelowna