Talk about pain at the pump.
Metro Vancouver now has the dubious distinction of having the highest gas prices in the country.
Metro’s prices are around $1.22 a litre, according to Gasbuddy.com
In Prince George, a litre of gas will cost you only 89 cents, while in Toronto, it’ll cost you less than a dollar.
Across the border, they’re even cheaper.
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Gasbuddy’s senior petroleum analyst Dan McTeague says once again, it’s mostly taxes keeping prices high.
“Your wholesale prices are about 11 cents a litre inflated over U.S. prices, and of course, your taxes are about 20 or 22 cents a litre above that. Retailers do very well making between nine and 10 cents a litre.”
However, there’s good news.
McTeague says prices will drop tonight…
“in fact there will be a three cent a litre decrease going from 122.9 down to 119.9 for tomorrow, what happens the day after tomorrow is anyone’s guess, I’m looking at the markets and there hasn’t been a big change.”
McTeague says Vancouver gas prices are about ten-cents a litre above the average in Canada.