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#1821 Barrrister

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 02:14 PM

I was very disappointed by Mr. Suziki's statement and I hope that he simply mis-spoke 



#1822 Mike K.

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Posted 22 November 2021 - 03:12 PM

Every gas station I’ve passed today had gasoline. No line-ups, etc. This includes stations in the city and on the West Shore.
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Posted 22 November 2021 - 04:15 PM

Todd, it is tough to siphon uphill...... most gas tanks are underground. Hand pump perhaps.


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#1824 todd

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Posted 24 November 2021 - 07:10 PM

Todd, it is tough to siphon uphill...... most gas tanks are underground. Hand pump perhaps.

You don’t get the flavour.

Why aren’t gas stations required to have emergency hand pumping?

Edited by todd, 24 November 2021 - 07:38 PM.

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Posted 28 November 2021 - 11:25 AM

Every gas station I’ve passed today had gasoline. No line-ups, etc. This includes stations in the city and on the West Shore.

The station I went to today only had 91 never seen my vehicle perform this well.

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#1826 Mike K.

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Posted 28 November 2021 - 12:26 PM

Yeah, I’m keeping my eyes peeled for those. 91 at 87 prices! That saves me $20/tank.
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#1827 Matt R.

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Posted 01 December 2021 - 08:53 PM

I thought gas was going down in price.

Finally got gas tonight. Pumped the $50 the co op lets you, drove around the block and topped up. What a dumb rule.
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#1828 todd

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Posted 01 December 2021 - 09:53 PM

I thought gas was going down in price.

Finally got gas tonight. Pumped the $50 the co op lets you, drove around the block and topped up. What a dumb rule.

Wouldn’t it have been more honourable not to top up?

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#1829 Matt R.

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Posted 01 December 2021 - 10:21 PM

No.
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Posted 02 December 2021 - 09:55 AM

Just because a rule can be circumvented does not make it a dumb rule.

Did you ever consider the reason for the rule on limiting the amount of gas?

 

Did you notice any possible results from the rule?

Perhaps you were able to drive around and get more gas rather than having to  line up?



#1831 Nparker

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 09:56 AM

Just because a rule can be circumvented does not make it a dumb rule....

It also doesn't make is a smart rule.



#1832 Mike K.

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 10:03 AM

In Matt’s defense, his vehicle is the conduit for running a business, that supplies that business, and employs many people, and feeds many people at a transportation terminal.

It’s one thing to criticize someone when all they do is drive to the pool, and another when their vehicle keeps their business operating.

Fundamentally the 30L rule is an admission of our infrastructure failure, not just a measure to limit consumption.
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Posted 02 December 2021 - 10:32 AM

Who said rules were smart or dumb? You can agree or disagree with them.

Follow them or not and suffer the possible consequences or not.

In general this rule has had an immediate positive result for most people.

There is a saying about rules .....there will always be exceptions to the rule.



#1834 Mike K.

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 10:40 AM

The rule is 30L per visit, not per day, per person, or per vehicle.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with filling up to that limit, leaving the station, and returning to fill up again or travelling to another, if you feel you have to.

The spirit of the rule is two-fold: move vehicle lines along so as to not clog streets, and give motorists a motivation to reduce unnecessary trips by limiting fuel per visit, hoping a small inconvenience will be sufficient.
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Posted 02 December 2021 - 10:50 AM

Yeah, I’m keeping my eyes peeled for those. 91 at 87 prices! That saves me $20/tank.

 

I've never been lucky enough to stumble across one of these deals :(


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#1836 Matt R.

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 11:56 AM

Just because a rule can be circumvented does not make it a dumb rule.
Did you ever consider the reason for the rule on limiting the amount of gas?
 
Did you notice any possible results from the rule?
Perhaps you were able to drive around and get more gas rather than having to  line up?


Circumvented? The rule is 30l per trip, and I made two trips. If there was a line I would have gone another time.

No, I don’t know why there is a limit. I thought gas wasn’t short and it was all media hype?

Anyways, there are two gas station here. One was closed by that time, and the other didn’t have anyone else buying gas, either time. :)
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#1837 Matt R.

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 11:58 AM

In Matt’s defense, his vehicle is the conduit for running a business, that supplies that business, and employs many people, and feeds many people at a transportation terminal.

It’s one thing to criticize someone when all they do is drive to the pool, and another when their vehicle keeps their business operating.

Fundamentally the 30L rule is an admission of our infrastructure failure, not just a measure to limit consumption.


No, I was picking the exchange student up from the gym.
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#1838 Matt R.

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 11:59 AM

Who said rules were smart or dumb? You can agree or disagree with them.
Follow them or not and suffer the possible consequences or not.
In general this rule has had an immediate positive result for most people.
There is a saying about rules .....there will always be exceptions to the rule.


I’m excellent at following rules and I always do. :)

#1839 todd

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 04:04 PM

In Matt’s defense, his vehicle is the conduit for running a business, that supplies that business, and employs many people, and feeds many people at a transportation terminal.

It’s one thing to criticize someone when all they do is drive to the pool, and another when their vehicle keeps their business operating.

Fundamentally the 30L rule is an admission of our infrastructure failure, not just a measure to limit consumption.

wouldn’t it be more honourable to redeem $1,700(bc government) towards a cargo ebike and use that for business purposes?

https://pluginbc.ca/...e-bike-rebates/

Edited by todd, 02 December 2021 - 04:05 PM.

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#1840 Matt R.

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Posted 02 December 2021 - 04:26 PM

Sorry, already spent my CERB money on junk.

Eta: I commuted by bicycle for over a decade in Victoria, including Tillicum to the OBMG for seven of those years, rain or shine every day of the year unless it was snowing. I’m just recently making up for lost carbon emissions. :)

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