Living Small – Isn’t it Ironic

Irony – (noun) a state of affairs or an event that seems deliberately contrary to what one expects and is often amusing as a result.

In this province that relies on petroleum for most of its revenue and jobs, the irony of the sudden drastic drop in oil prices due to reduced use during the pandemic and a predatory pricing war being waged by OPEC and Russia can not be missed.

Here we are with the lowest gas prices since 2000-01 at an average of 58-62 cents Canadian per liter. In April 2019, they were as high as $1.15.

Now the ironic part. With gas prices so low, nobody is driving anywhere, due to the layoffs, isolation and social distancing of COVID 19. Its enough to drive you crazy.

9 thoughts on “Living Small – Isn’t it Ironic

  1. I was looking through old pictures and saw one from ~~ 93ish~~ and in the background was a gas station that said $.58/liter. Well guess what it was 16 days ago when I was last in the city. Yep — the same price that I thought I would never see again.

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    1. I hear you. This low price is not good for my province, who has stupidly hung their economic future on the petro business for over 70 years. The OPEC/Russia actions, as well as the efforts of paid protestors and lobbyists have served to keep our oil locked in at well below market prices for many years. I just wish we had a government who believed in diversification of the economy. Perhaps this latest bubble will help but, I doubt it. Will see what OPEC reductions do to the markets. Stay well Crystal. Allan

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