Gas prices soared in Metro Vancouver over the weekend, nearly five cents a litre.
And with the average price in Vancouver at 135.5 cents, it could still go a little higher, according to GasBuddy’s Dan McTeague.
He says there may be some places that won’t hit the wallet as hard.
“Costco, big box stores, deep discount retailers, and of course they sometimes take into account areas just outside of the areas served by TransLink, which tends to have a higher tax. But generally speaking, average prices could tick up to the 138.9 range by the weekend.”
McTeague says the cause of the sudden price jumps has been a temporary shutdown of a refinery just south of the border affecting pumps all over the Pacific Northwest.
“The price looks like it’s going to continue to move upward, as there are few alternative supplies for gasoline in the Pacific Northwest until the turnaround is finished at that critical refinery.”
McTeague cautions there isn’t much of a break in the immediate future, unless you’re willing to go outside Metro Vancouver.