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#1801 Mike K.

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 09:14 AM

We’re not running out of gas, luckily. We have tons of it, relatively speaking. You just have to take opportunities to fill up* (*to your maximum quota, chill) when you can.

You really don’t want to end up pulling into the station on fumes, or waste a lot of time sitting on a roadway blocking Capital Bike’s cyclists who are waiting for opportunities to publicly shame you because you blocked their bike lane turning into a gas station during a state of emergency.
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#1802 Nparker

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 09:18 AM

...Work from home..

That's what the BC Public Service has been told to do (where possible) until at least the end of November.

...In response to this order, the BC Public Service will delay the implementation of telework agreements scheduled for this coming Monday. Employees who are able to work from home can continue to do so on a full-time basis where operationally feasible. Those employees who need to be in the workplace are encouraged to minimize vehicle use where possible, whether through carpooling or using public transit. The measures announced today are in effect until December 1, and so we will plan to resume the implementation of telework agreements at that time...



#1803 Mike K.

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 09:50 AM

Costco has adjusted prices down to pre-storm prices. Looks like for now, at least, demand is matching supply.
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#1804 Klapecki

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 10:25 AM

My truck has a 150L tank and a 7.3L Diesel engine. 30L isnt going to last me long… good thing it’s a light week ahead. That job is Sidney will just have to wait.

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#1805 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 12:08 PM

Long lines of vehicles were seen snaking out of gas stations on Friday evening after British Columbia officials announced fuel restrictions for non-essential travellers in areas of the province affected by heavy rains and damaging floods.

 

Public Safety Minister Mike Farnworth said residents who are not essential workers are limited to buying 30 litres of fuel each time they visit a gas station, as the government looks to truck or barge gas in from as far away as California.

 

Farnworth said he's relying on the good judgment of residents to ensure the province doesn't run out of fuel.

 

But drivers flocked to gas stations on Friday following the announcement, with some saying the restrictions are an inconvenience and others expressing understanding that the limits are necessary.

 

 

 

https://www.cbc.ca/n...ov-20-1.6256871


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#1806 Victoria Watcher

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 12:11 PM

https://tracker.gasb....07888430015399

 

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#1807 AllseeingEye

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 03:22 PM

In the event you actually do need gas the Esso at Admirals and Craigflower is quite reasonable, I was in and out in about 15 minutes and unlike the utter ass-hattery behaviour I witnessed at a PetroCan earlier this morning @ Craigflower and Tillicum, people @ the Admirals Esso were well behaved and polite, if not actually cheerful.



#1808 Moderation

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 03:46 PM

An EV does not need gas. If the electric grid is down you would not be able to pump gas either.



#1809 todd

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 04:08 PM

An EV does not need gas. If the electric grid is down you would not be able to pump gas either.


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#1810 Matt R.

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Posted 20 November 2021 - 04:23 PM

Salt spring co op station is now set to $50 max at the pump.

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#1811 Midnightly

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 04:49 AM

there has been a new facebook group set up to help with gas updates (hope it's ok to share the link https://www.facebook...927779340848595 i'm not connected to it in any way other then being a member of it) it's fairly active... it's nice to see more and more stations getting supply and having supply and reading short lines.. i was able to get gas this afternoon less then a 10 min wait, all people were great about waiting seemed to be getting their reasonable limit (30L approx $50 worth) for the average driver it's a reasonable amount could probably get away with filling up weekly at that...

 

the nice thing is that if you do need to fill up more often is there are now stations with gas that you CAN go to (and have a very short line) vrs driving around passing a dozen stations all without fuel or a huge 20+ minute line..



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Posted 21 November 2021 - 06:50 AM

In the event you actually do need gas the Esso at Admirals and Craigflower is quite reasonable, I was in and out in about 15 minutes and unlike the utter ass-hattery behaviour I witnessed at a PetroCan earlier this morning @ Craigflower and Tillicum, people @ the Admirals Esso were well behaved and polite, if not actually cheerful.


Most gas station attendants probably aren’t too well trained in controlling a stampede of Victorians. Probably only came to the realization a couple days ago that controlling hoarding/rationing in an emergency is part of their job. Might be a little frustrated

#1813 Mike K.

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 08:09 AM

Salt spring co op station is now set to $50 max at the pump.

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What if you need premium?

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#1814 todd

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 10:47 AM

What if you need premium?

could just buy a bunch of cans of octane booster they usually carry inside, but think you would need a lot

#1815 Matt R.

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 02:00 PM

What if you need premium?

 

Then you get $50 worth I guess.



#1816 Mike K.

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 08:00 PM

But that’s less than 30 litres.

I’m sure the stations with dollar limits, not litre limits, will figure things out and switch over.
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#1817 todd

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 08:07 PM

But that’s less than 30 litres.

I’m sure the stations with dollar limits, not litre limits, will figure things out and switch over.

If their software allows for it.

#1818 Matt R.

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Posted 21 November 2021 - 10:37 PM

But that’s less than 30 litres.

I’m sure the stations with dollar limits, not litre limits, will figure things out and switch over.


Yup, you got that right too. You’re on a streak!

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 11:27 AM

Hopefully by the end of the week things will be closer to normal. Traffic is moving on the Malahat and that at least is some good news.


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#1820 sebberry

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 01:37 PM

Hopefully by the end of the week things will be closer to normal. Traffic is moving on the Malahat and that at least is some good news.

 

Let's hope Trans Mountain doesn't get attacked by Mr. Suzuki and friends before it's back online.


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