Still cheaper than most of the rest of the world.
Here, unleaded has never been less than $1.89/LITER (not gallon) even when crude oil was at historical lows (in real terms, not nominal terms) a couple years ago.
Taxes on fuel account for over 50% of gasoline and diesel here, and the GST (Goods and Services Theft/Tax) of 15% is calculated based on underlying costs, including taxes - So we're being taxed on our taxes!
But don't you see?
If gas is more expensive, everything you buy becomes more expensive.
And if everything you buy is more expensive, you buy less.
And if you buy less, then businesses go out of business.
And if businesses go out of business, there will be nothing to buy.
And if there is nothing to buy, then inflation doesn't matter and they can print all the money they want.