Boycott gas outlets

I travel regularly between the South Island, Victoria, and the North Island Port Hardy

I travel regularly between the South Island, Victoria, and the North Island Port Hardy.

I cannot believe the variation in fuel prices. Victoria area one day recently was $1.16/litre (five cents less at Safeway), Nanaimo area $1.25/litre and Campbell River $1.34/litre.

Now on the small volume of the litre it doesn’t sound like much but if you can recall driving for several blocks to get fuel 2-4 cents a gallon cheaper, one has to wonder why it doesn’t register with the litre.

Based on the gallon volume, the difference between Victoria and Campbell River was a whopping 82 cents a gallon. Now it certainly doesn’t cost 82 cents a gallon to transport fuel from the South Island to Port Hardy does it?

Campbell River residents can get their fuel at Safeway in Courtenay for $1.20/ltr. that is 59 cents per gallon cheaper.

Do yourselves a favour and boycott Campbell River fuel outlets until they begin to compete.

Ray Fortier

Campbell River