Friday, September 28, 2018

Watch the pumps! As weekend arrives, price of gas starting to shoot upwards

Update: By Noon Friday, all of Prince Rupert's gas stations had settled on the 1.36/lire price point.


Stand by for some sticker shock ...

Prince Rupert motorists may want to do a little comparison shopping on gas prices today, as the first indication of a possible price jump goes on display on the city's east side.

On Thursday evening, the Hays Cove Petro Canada posted a price point of $1.47 cents per litre, making for an eleven cent jump from what has been the most recent pricing for the city.

A tour of the city's downtown gas stations this morning shows that as of 8:30 AM they had been holding to the $1.36/per litre mark.

That $1.36 price point has also been maintained at the Petro Canada station in the Industrial Park as of this morning.

However, now we cue the suspense music, as drivers were taking to the roads this morning, a number of gas tankers began to circle the city, like sharks awaiting their feeding frenzy ....

Motorists will have a better idea as to how the weekend price may look a little later today, once the tanker fleet has replenished the stocks and made their way back east.

For a guide as to what may be coming our way, below are the latest price points from the Gas Buddy website for Terrace, Smithers and Kitimat.

For more items of note on the Highway 16 corridor see our archive page here.

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