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 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.
- Suncor reserves the right to not post a comment or respond to a comment.
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- We will not aggregate comments. All posted comments will be shown separately and not as one.
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About our Contributors
The PumpTalk blog is written by members of the Suncor marketing and communications teams.
Allison is the Social Media Advisor for Suncor’s retail brands, including Petro-Canada. She started out as a journalist and copywriter with a passion for telling unique stories. Born and raised in Calgary, she is very familiar with the energy industry and the driving challenges of some harsh winters, having conquered the Deerfoot and QE2 countless times. Allison loves sharing stories about the innovation, initiatives and people at Suncor and Petro-Canada.
Dream car: Anything that has plenty of room. Kids have a lot of things.
Paul works for LintBucket Media (one of Suncor's partner agencies). He has been a content contributor for the past few years, and was the previous Community Manager for Petro-Canada’s social media pages.
Paul grew up in Alberta. He got his learners licence in the late 80’s when he was 14, and could barely see over the dashboard. Since then he has lived, worked and driven across most of the country. He thinks Canadian drivers are pretty great, and is happy to hear about their experiences, and share his own. The car is the last place he still listens to the radio, and the station is always tuned to classic rock.
Dream car: One that still has a CD player. Or better yet, a cassette player.
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.
Kate works for LintBucket Media (one of Suncor's partner agencies) and has been creating online content with Suncor's eCommunications team for the last several years. There are a lot of smart and interesting people in this industry and she enjoys meeting them, talking with them and sharing their stories on PumpTalk.
Kate's driven across Canada a couple of times and has never failed to be amazed by its diversity and beauty. She also enjoys sampling regional cuisine... Nanaimo bars and Montreal smoked meat are particular favourites.
Dream car: My beloved Saturn Vue, but upgraded to an EV.