When you work in the oil and gas industry, a lot of people want to talk to you about gas prices. At barbeques, weddings, reunions – family and friends want to ask you about why gas prices fluctuate and offer their own opinions.
PumpTalk began in 2006, when we posted a series of videos on YouTube inspired by the simple, straightforward answers Petro-Canada employees try to give when friends and family ask about gas prices.
After seeing the reaction to the videos, we started the PumpTalk blog to continue our effort to demystify the fluctuating price of gas. We also believe that PumpTalk is a good place to discuss the fact that we, as Canadians, consume a lot of gasoline. Gasoline keeps our vehicles (and the economy) running, but we could be more efficient in our fuel consumption.
More importantly, we want you to tell us what you think so that we can respond and improve. We’ve laid out some ground rules below, but have worked to make this as open as possible. Respond to what you see on the site, ask questions, or discuss amongst yourselves.
We may not always agree…but that’s okay. Let’s keep the conversation going.
PumpTalk is a Petro-Canada blog. Petro-Canada is a Suncor Energy business.
The PumpTalk blog was created to participate in conversations about gas prices and fuel efficiency. The following participation guidelines apply to those who choose to use this site as a forum to discuss these topics. By using this site and submitting a comment, you agree to the terms and conditions of these participation guidelines as noted below.
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About our Contributors
The PumpTalk blog is written by members of the Suncor Energy marketing and communications teams.
Julie recently joined Refining and Marketing as the Social Media Advisor at Suncor Energy having a background in automotive marketing and research. In her role as PumpTalk's community manager, she hopes to bring her experience and knowledge of the industry to the blog. She is passionate about cars and automotive technology, including new developments in fuel-efficient vehicles. A driver at heart, she enjoys tinkering with cars, visiting car shows and anything else automotive in her spare time.
Dream car: 1967 Mustang Shelby Cobra GT500.
Having been a part of this blog since its inception, Corinn watched this blog take form and grow.
Corinn has worked in the company since the early 2000’s, she has heard her share of questions, opinions and colourful comments. She has seen first hand how beneficial it is to be a part of the conversation, no matter how good or bad the topic is. The goal remains the same today as it was back when it started - to continue fostering a place where questions can be asked and conversations can be facilitated. You might not always like our answers or explanations, but we strive to provide a place where we can share.
As Senior Advisor for Communications & Stakeholder Relations, Corinn is a longstanding contributor to the blog. As these are hot topics (along with the weather and traffic), she seems to find herself always answering questions at family holidays, BBQs and birthday parties. Thankfully, this space continues to be a helpful resource when needing to direct inquisitive minds to relevant and accurate information.
Dream car: a black, Rolls Royce or Bentley GT
Rosemary works for LintBucket Media (one of Suncor's partner agencies) and has been writing and editing web content with Suncor's eCommunications team for the last four years. Rose blogs both personally and professionally and is always on the lookout for stories that educate and entertain.
Having grown up in the frozen wastelands of Alberta, Rose has an intimate knowledge of our unique Canadian driving challenges. From unfreezing the car door of her dad's 1977 Aspen with a hair dryer to helping a hippie push her mom's 1984 Plymouth Reliant out of the mire, Rose has seen it all - and is keen to share her knowledge with you here on PumpTalk.
Dream car: Anything with seat warmers
Our Petro-Points loyalty program includes many partners which allow you to earn, redeem and exchange Petro-Points - including our current Ontario partner CAA. CAA Ontario has been a partner with Petro-Points since 2008. They also have a great team of automotive experts, which is why we've asked them to be guest contributors to PumpTalk.
Learn more about CAA in Ontario | Learn more about the Petro-Points CAA Ontario Partner program.