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Using Esso Extra Privileges to save your gas

Gas price is still high. I checked it on and saw the gas price of ESSO nearby is 126.9.

Now, ESSO has a new program, ESSO EXTRA Privileges. With it, we can save money.

Here is a privileges card I received yesterday. The front shown 5 cents per litre. This card has discount, which can reduce the price by 5 cents per litre, no matter which gas you choose.  This reward card hold 200L gas for savings. So, it is $10.00 in total.

When I add gas at ESSO gas station, with my speedpass, I collect ESSO points.  To redeem these points, I have a lot of choices, from chips to Red Bull. But, I prefer to redeem a privileges card.



Electric Cars Charge into the Future

It is a new  infographic guide to the world of Electric Cars. As a consumer, we are always thinking about total cost of ownership, including price of car, cost of insurance, cost of gas consumption or electric usage.

This new guide tell us something new about it.



Natural Gas rate increases in BC Lower Mainland

Here is a notice from FortisBC, the natural gas provider in BC.

The title of the sheet is Natural gas rate changes. With a chart, showing 53% decrease in six years.


But when I have a closer look at the Rates explained part, it tells the truth of rate increasing.


It said the commodity rates increased by $1.368 per GJ. It means increased by 41.80%. It is a huge increase.

When I look at the back of this paper. It said, “BCUC approves FortisBC common rates, Over the next three years, FortisBC will take steps to offer more stable rates throughout our service areas.”

Does it mean the rate increased will stay on the high level and lasting for three years?

The answer is YES. Look at what they posted on their web site:

Lower Mainland, Columbia and Inland
Typical Lower Mainland, Columbia and Inland residential customers will see a one-time increase of approximately $45-54 to their annual bill. However, FortisBC is proposing to mitigate this rate increase for three years so that typical Lower Mainland, Inland and Columbia residential customers only experience an increase of $28-34 to their annual bill starting in 2014. In 2017, these customers would see a second increase bringing them up to the $45-54 annual bill increase amount.”

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If you living in the Lower Mainland BC, check your April gas bill.


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