Gas price confusion

We just returned from Comox. The price for regular gas was $1.18 at most stations and $1.15 at Costco.

We just returned from Comox. The price for regular gas was $1.18 at most stations and $1.15 at Costco. I constantly read stories trying to explain why the retail price for gasoline does not follow the price of oil.

These reasons include taxes, refinery profits, refinery outages, West Coast pricing, the weak Canadian dollar, etc.

While these reasons may rationalize the price of oil relative to the price of gasoline, none of these reasons explain why the price for gasoline is consistently less expensive in Comox when compared to Parksville/Qualicum Beach. Oh, I forgot. The gasoline retailers will blame Costco for “distorting the market.” Why does anyone wonder why big box stores exist?

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