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Gas prices soar over holiday weekend

Gas prices soar over holiday weekend

Those who paid attention to the heads up last week about gas prices headed north because of Hurricane Harvey saved themselves some money.

At the start of last week prices were around $1.08 per litre in our area, but they shot up 18 cents to $1.26 shortly into the week.

Prices were expected to climb because of Hurricane Harvey that has hammered the gulf coast and shut down refineries which are the major gasoline suppliers around North America, including here in Canada.

Experts who follow the petroleum industry say prices rose higher in Canada than they have in the states because Canada doesn’t have enough domestic production to fill the countries needs.

Those same experts suggest prices will remain high for the next few weeks.

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