Gas Prices Up Across The City
Prince George, B.C. – Gasoline prices in Prince George, in fact in much of Canada, have taken a sizeable upswing in the past week at the same time crude oil has dropped to just slightly over 42 ½ dollars US per barrel.
One spokesperson at Gasbuddy says the fact the largest oil refinery in the Midwestern United States has been shut down for unscheduled repair work is having an effect. Another thought is that there isn’t sufficient refining capacity to accommodate seasonal gasoline demand.
In any event gas prices around Prince George have gone up, even at Costco. The price there held at $1.14.4 a litre until closing Friday night. But first thing Saturday morning it had risen to $1.21.9. The price per litre at Canadian Tire and Superstore is $1.24.9. Race Trac Gas on the Hart is at $1.25.9 and then everyone else is currently set at $1.27.9.
The average price in B.C. is $1.29.11 while the national average price is $1.17.76. Crude oil is selling at $42.68 US/barrel.