Well, the price of gasoline went up thirteen cents a litre last night.
"They" - whoever "they" are - say it is because the pumping stations and refineries in the Gulf of Mexico region shut down because of Hurricane Ike.
Hey - cant be too careful with those multi-million dollar rigs.
The amazing thing is that they can get the gasoline from the Gulf of Mexico to Toronto so quickly! I would have guessed that the gasoline in the tanks of hundreds of filling stations across the GTA might have been siting there for, oh, I dunno, five, six days? And the crude from which it would have been made would have been pumped out of the Gulf floor, oh, I dunno, weeks, months ago? And refined some time ago too? Long before Ike was even a gleam in Gustav's eye?
Apparently not. Because the INSTANT the hurricane hit, OUR prices shot up by thirteen cents!
I guess that's fair.
I wonder - when Ike passes, and the pumping stations and refineries re-open, will the price go down by thirteen cents a litre just as quickly?
I'm not holding my breath.