Okay, this really doesn'y have much to do with cycling, but I know there are others here from Toronto, ON, and I would like to see what others think of the issue.
Currently CN Rail is suffering a strike, and at the same time, Imperial Oil (Esso), suffered a fire at their Nanticoke, ON oil refinery, which has resulted in some gas stations, in Ontario, running out of gasoline. Of course seeing a station without fuel, has caused drivers to panic, and buy gas whenever they can, and as often as they can, which has resulted in non-Esso stations also running out.
Of course the oil companies have jacked up prices by about 20%, because the weakened supply and increased demand, have allowed them the ability to do so. This has resulted in drivers demanding that the government do something about the lowered supply and increased prices.
The lemmings don't seem to get it, if they didn't drive anywhere, the supply "problem" would go away, in a few weeks when the rail strike is over, and the refinery is back fully online, then things will go back to normal. However what, oh what will they do, when oil supplies on a global basis, start running low, probably the same thing, panic buying, reducing supplies still further!
Makes be kinda glad, I have the option of using the bike, even though I hate to use it, when the roads are so encrusted in salt.....