A shortage of gas at Petro Canada stations across Western Canada has spread to Winnipeg, and some gas stations in the interior are going on five days without gas.
“Got no gas, plain and simple.”
Site Manager at the Petro Canada on Harvey Avenue in Kelowna says they’ve been without gas since Friday.
And they’re not alone.
Numerous stations CKNW called in Kelowna, Kamloops and Merritt still have empty pumps.
“It impacts all of the other competitors because it just puts the burden on them, and I heard rumours they’re starting to run out of fuel as well!”
The temporary shortage is also being felt by drivers in Winnipeg, Saskatchewan and Alberta.
Gas shortage coming to an end
Suncor Energy is promising gas shortages facing much of Western Canada will soon come to an end.
Suncor Spokesperson Sneh Seetal says the gas supplier its ramping up production in stages.
“We have done the necessary repairs on our Edmonton refinery and we are working to bring the units that had the outage back in the service by the end of those week, and once that happens we will continue replenishing sites and work to do that as quickly as we can.”
Seetal says the problem stems from an outage at an Edmonton refinery as well as a slowdown in crude production linked to the Fort McMurray wildfires.