Drivers across the Lower Mainland, including the Tri-Cities, are fuelling up at shockingly high prices.
But there are some deals close to home, according to Gas Buddy.
Along Lougheed Highway in Coquitlam, several gas stations are selling regular gas at $2.16 per litre.
That's relatively cheap, compared with nearly $2.33 in New Westminster at the Chevron on Braid Street this morning (Sept. 27) and nearly $2.34 at the Petro-Canada station at 1401 Johnson St. in Coquitlam.
Here's what Gas Buddy is reporting today:
- Mobile and Canadian Superstore @ 3000 Lougheed Hwy.: $216.5
- Husky @ 2649 Lougheed Hwy.: $216.5
- Chevron @ 2705 Lougheed Hwy.: $216.9
In Port Coquitlam, meanwhile, the Petro-Canada, at 1523 Prairie Ave. was $216.9 yesterday (Sept. 26), according to Gas Buddy.
But today, most gas stations are selling regular fuel for just over $2.29 per litre.
In Port Moody, the Shell gas station at 2405 St. Johns St. was selling regular gas today (Sept. 27) for nearly $2.34 per litre.
Costco, which typically has among the cheapest fuel, is selling regular gas for nearly $2.34 per litre at the 2370 Ottawa St. store.
Despite the fact global oil prices have been falling since July, gasoline prices in Metro Vancouver shot up from about $1.95 last week to $2.20 per litre Saturday.
They then shot up another 13 cents per litre to a record $2.33 per litre Sunday at some gas stations, though by the end of the day, some of those retail gas stations had lowered their prices to around $2.18 per litre, according to the Tri-City News' sister paper Business in Vancouver.
According to Dan McTeague of GasWizard, drivers will likely pay $2.33 per litre over the next few days.
That's because of some refinery shutdowns, which has curtailed the flow of gas to local stations.
A maintenance shutdown at a refinery in Ferndale, Wash., and a batched pipeline — the Olympic pipeline — serving refineries in the Pacific Northwest is down for maintenance, McTeague said.
However, McTeague said gas prices in Metro Vancouver could go up another two cents Wednesday, but that British Columbians can then expect to see gas prices start to drop by the end of this week as refineries and pipelines come back online.
— with files from Nelson Bennett, BIV