George Murphy Gas
George Murphy is a Canadian who predicted fuel pricing and electricity issues, making sure that people were informed ahead of the pricing curve. He is being reported to have passed on on Saturday night, June 5th while sitting at a fireplace with his family.
His Twitter bio reads “I keep you informed of fuel pricing and electricity issues, making sure you’re ahead of the pricing curve! Hubby and Dad! Liberal candidate for Harbour Main!”
George Murphy Gas Guru
Murphy was an ex-taxi driver & former MHA, who kept his eye on gas prices the way sailors watch for signs of stormy weather.
In his Blogspot, Murphy writes that Oil was kind of interesting to him. He started predicting the gas prices curve about 24 years ago (November 1997), when a PR employee at an Atlantic Canada retailer of oil products told him in no uncertain terms, that gas and oil pricing was “None of his f**king business”. Since being told that, he has made it a point to be, not only his business, but everyone’s too.
His latest prediction was that gas prices will be on the rise again. The Consumer Group for Fair Gas Prices expects that it will cost an extra 2.3 cents a litre to pump gas in the tank come midnight tonight. Gas guru George Murphy predicted an increase in heating, stove oil, and diesel of 1.8 cents per liter.
The US summer driving season is in full swing with consumers south of the border taking to the roads in droves, creating higher demand for gasoline.
His Death & Cause
George Murphy died on Saturday evening, June 6th, 2021 while chilling with his family on a fireplace. His last tweet shows a photo of the fireplace with the caption, “Nudding like it…”
Nudding like it… pic.twitter.com/JtvNANFUlX
— George "Wash Your Hands" Murphy (@GeorgeMurphyOil) June 5, 2021
His wife in a tribute on Facebook wrote,
“It is with a heavy heart that I must say goodbye to my friend, father to our beautiful boys, grandfather, and husband of 12 years next month. George Murphy passed suddenly away this evening at our home enjoying a fire in our pit and some of nature’s wonders right in front of us. I write this because this is what he would have wanted.
He lived for each week to keep everyone informed of what was happening with gas and oil or anything else he felt they would need to know about. Newfoundland and Labrador have lost yet another brilliant mind and a man who truly loved everyone. Goodbye, my love, Gone but you will never be forgotten….”
Tributes started pouring in quickly following news of her death with the hashtag, “RIP George” trending on Twitter.
One user wrote, “Oh boy. George was one of the best – always up & optimistic. As true a gentleman and insight on all things NL as one can imagine. Such sad news, so premature. Will miss his energy and vibe. Always made my day to hear him on the radio. Rest easy, George, and peace to your family.”
Another one wrote, “I am saddened to hear of George Murphy’s passing this morning. A tireless advocate for a better government as MHA and Citizen. My condolences to his family. RIP George ”
I am saddened to hear of George Murphy’s passing this morning. A tireless advocate for better government as MHA and Citizen. My condolences to his family. RIP George 🙏
— Danny Dumaresque (@dannydumaresque) June 6, 2021
In yet another tribute, Mark Critch wrote, “RIP George Murphy. An ex-taxi driver & former MHA, he kept his eye on gas prices the way sailors watch for signs of stormy weather. Dad always said, ‘if you really want to know what’s on the go, ask a cabbie.’ This is the loveliest last tweet I’ve ever seen. Nudding like it.”
RIP George Murphy. An ex-taxi driver & former MHA, he kept his eye on gas prices the way sailors watch for signs of stormy weather. Dad always said, ‘if you really want to know what’s on the go, ask a cabbie.’ This is the loveliest last tweet I’ve ever seen. Nudding like it. https://t.co/xt5qH5zUA9
— Mark Critch (@markcritch) June 6, 2021