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CTA looking to new parliamentary committee to help answer fuel price questions

OTTAWA, Ont. -- The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has applauded a recent government decision that will see refiners, distributors and retailers to come to Ottawa to appear before a parliamentary committee and explain their pricing methods to...


OTTAWA, Ont. — The Canadian Trucking Alliance (CTA) has applauded a recent government decision that will see refiners, distributors and retailers to come to Ottawa to appear before a parliamentary committee and explain their pricing methods to Canadians.

“As the main user of diesel fuel in Canada, my members have a particular interest in hearing the statements made by the oil industry on the matter of pricing,” said CTA CEO David Bradley.

Diesel prices in Canada have been on the rise for the past two years, nearly reaching the all-time high set in 2008 this week. Retail prices for diesel have escalated by more than 27% over the past year. At the wholesale level (as measured by the average rack price) prices are up by over 30% during the same period.

Of particular interest to the trucking industry will be the answers by the oil and gas sector to the questions regarding the impact of the federal governments’ biodiesel mandate on pricing beginning this July, Bradley said.

“With limited access to domestic biodiesel feedstock, lack of blending facilities and the introduction of transportation challenges, the trucking industry has been kept in the dark regarding price impact on diesel fuel,” added Bradley. “Hopefully this process will shine the light on the true pricing impact of the July 1 mandate, and force members of parliament to come to grips that they will be exasperating an already difficult situation as it relates to diesel prices.”


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2 Comments » for CTA looking to new parliamentary committee to help answer fuel price questions
  1. Jon R.Giesbrecht says:

    It is long “Past Due Time” that “We/Govenment” take hold of “the rains of
    Control”; as “Greed” in the Oil Sector is on a run away train.
    At this point they are pushing thier luck to see just how much they can get away with,before anybody complains; “”this over pricing will bring this entire Country to it’s knees; “It’s killing jobs,as it’s stopping not only Trucks but every Vehicle that runs on fuel”
    You would have to be a complete fool to overlook the situation;and say
    “I Don’t Care, I’ll fill My pockets;because they are going nowhere with
    out “”Fuel”” ((Government must take charge Now;;as we all have bills to pay;and there is not enough to go around)) Jon Giesbrecht.

  2. Darcy Neal Donnelly says:

    It’s all smoke and mirrors for the public. The cure to high prices is high prices. Any industry (trucking included) that prices itself out of reach of its customers looses customers. Lets say because of peak oil, government controls and unlimited creation of fiat currencies, diesel goes to over $20.00 a litre. Now what? Are you still only going to complain or are you going to look at alternatives? Anybody who thinks government owned and operated crown corporations provide better solutions should list examples. Is the post office better than UPS, FedX or Purolator? When Gulf, Fina and Texaco were nationalize into a crowned “Petro Canada”, it did not solve the energy crises of the 70’s (U.S.A. peak oil + U.S.A. financial default on international gold obligations). Right now, we have a global peak oil problem, defaulting governments and hyperinflating fiat currencies. If you love waiting for health care, just wait to see how much you’ll love waiting for government supplied fuel to drive your truck. The industry is parking trucks cause a shortage of drivers. How many trucks will be parked when there is a shortage of fuel. Which driver will be the last one to fuel up; The smart care driver, The heavy truck driver or The military assault vehicle driver?

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