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Gas prices expected to still high after Hurricane Harvey

Gas prices expected to still high after Hurricane Harvey

It looks like the spike in gasoline prices has eased for some locations in the province.

A week and a half ago prices around the northwest went from $1.07 per litre of regular to $1.26 a litre. Petroleum market watchers said the increase is due to Hurricane Harvey. The storm forced the shut down of a number of refineries along the gulf coast which produce gasoline for the Canadian market because we don’t have the capacity to keep ourselves fueled.

Over the past 36 hours price have tumbled, but aren’t back to where they were over a week ago. Around the northwest prices range from $1.15 to $1.22 in Terrace, while in Kitimat the price is hovering around $1.10. Kitimat, Prince George and Dawson Creek are in the top ten of the lowest prices province-wide. In PG and Dawson Creek the price per litre is $1.09. In Quesnel the per litre price is near $1.15 then, there is Prince Rupert with prices over the past 36 hours have been pegged at around $1.26

Thank your luck stars you aren’t driving in the lower mainland where prices have been around $1.44 which is the highest in the province.

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