Refinery to Thank for PG’s Gas Supply
Prince George, B.C. – The effects of Suncor’s gas shortage won’t be felt in Prince George and we can thank the Husky Refinery for it.
That from Dan McTeague, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy.com.
“You have a refinery in your backyard. Literally, if you look at Prince George you’ve got 14,000 barrels of crude being processed every day, that’s more than enough to meet the local need so touch wood – you’re one of the few communities that still has a refinery.”
He blames the shortages being felt in Alberta and parts of B.C. on a power outage at Suncor’s refinery in Edmonton a week ago.
McTeague says he’s not sure how long the shortages will last.
“I don’t know. I mean normally power outages don’t cause disruptions on this magnitude or this length of time so I’m a little surprised and somewhat concerned Suncor isn’t giving more information because until they do that, there’s tremendous uncertainty about supply and that breeds opportunity for rising prices – not that you’re not paying enough already at 107.9 in Prince George.”
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