Those filling up their tanks in the Metro Vancouver area over the weekend faced record high gas prices at the pumps.
Yesterday, some stations in the Greater Vancouver area charged as much as $2.37 per litre, a price that remained in place this morning. This broke the previous price record of $2.34 per litre.
In fact, the Greater Vancouver area has the highest price per liter in the country today at an average of $2.32 per litre.
Summertime demand will continue to drive up prices, so drivers shouldn’t expect relief at the pump anytime soon. Maybe a nice camping trip in the backyard this year?
Prices have reached record levels across the country. The invasion of Ukraine, carbon taxes, refinery capacity, and high inflation are all contributing to record high gas prices.
As part of their recent election platform, the Ontario Liberals called for temporarily reducing transit fares to $1. The Conservative Party has promised to lower the provincial gasoline tax beginning July 1 until the end of the year if re-elected.
The Conservatives ended up winning a majority government, so now we wait.