BC gas prices set to be highest in Canada this weekend – BC News

Gas prices to rise more

Jeremy Hainsworth, Glacier Media – † Story: 368978

BC drivers can expect another blow to their wallets at gas pumps as prices continue to rise, an analyst warns.

Gas price watchdog website Gas Wizard said Vancouver can expect the highest prices in major Canadian cities on Saturday at prices of 227.9 for regular, 249.9 for premium and 239.9 for diesel.

Kelowna and Kamloops are expected to reach 195.9, 209.9 and 213.0 respectively.

Edmonton looks like the best place in the country to fill your tank with prices of 169.9, 189.9 and 194.9.

Meanwhile, GasBuddy shows lower Bellingham prices at US dollar costs of $4.39, $4.87 and 5.19 per gallon.

In Canadian dollars, that translates to $1.51 for regular, $1.67 for premium, and $1.78 for diesel.

It’s not just international or industrial factors like the war in Ukraine, pandemic supply chain disruptions or pipeline concerns that have pushed prices up. BC’s carbon tax hike in April raised that tax to 11 cents.

Still, some BC drivers suffering from pump sticker shock will find themselves taking a breather from high prices.

Prime Minister John Horgan announced a $110 gas discount for insured drivers earlier this year. Commercial drivers were told to expect $165.

Some British Columbians will see that discount arrive later in May via direct deposit, while others will receive a check in June.

Horgan said the one-time payment was a better approach than cutting the fuel tax, as the price would only rise again at the pump.

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