Gas prices jump overnight in some Canadian markets, led by B.C., Quebec

Average price soars above $1.16 per litre because of extensive flooding in Houston

The Canadian average gasoline price has risen above $1.16 per litre ahead of the Labour Day long weekend.

This is amid reports of shortages due to extensive flooding in Texas and other states along the U.S. Gulf Coast.

Gasbuddy.com says that’s up eight cents since hurricane Harvey hit last Friday and nine cents compared to the average price per litre last month.

The site’s sources say prices in Quebec and B.C. jumped by several cents per litre since Thursday, when their provincial averages were just below $1.20 per litre.

The site reports drivers in B.C.’s Lower Mainland, northeastern Ontario, Newfoundland and in the Montreal area are paying upwards of that amount.

Canadian gasoline prices vary substantially by region and city, with Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and most of the Atlantic provinces below the national average.

But most Canadian markets have seen gasoline prices rise several cents per litre over the past week, which has seen refinery and pipeline shutdowns in the U.S. Gulf Coast region due to storm-related flooding.

At least two major pipelines — one that ships gasoline across the southern United States to New York, and another that flows north to Chicago — have been slowed or stopped since hurricane Harvey struck the Gulf region.

The Associated Press

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

$30k traffic safety program for 46 St. to be implemented

The road leading to the Centennial Centre for Mental Health and Brain… Continue reading

Wind warning issued for central Alberta

City of Red Deer and Lacombe under wind warning

Only 13 new COVID-19 cases confirmed by Alberta gov’t Saturday

There’s currently only two active cases in province’s central zone

Central Alberta naturalists fear pristine headwaters will be contaminated by coal mine

Chutes of the Ram constitute one of Earth’s ‘most beautiful’ spots

Every Albertan eligible for COVID-19 testing

22 new cases confirmed on Friday

QUIZ: Test your knowledge of the world of summer sports

In a typical year, there are plenty of summer sporting events and tournaments held across Canada

Sweats are in, slacks are out: Could ‘work-leisure’ become business as usual?

Many desk-dwellers are opting for sweatpants as work-from-home era has loosened up dress codes

Minimum wage goes up June 1 in B.C. as businesses face COVID-19 challenges

Increase is part of the government’s pledge to implement a $15 per hour minimum wage

In hard-hit Quebec, families struggle to mourn those lost to COVID-19

The province recorded more than 50,000 confirmed cases and over 4,300 deaths as of Friday

‘Little orange dot:’ Lone Alberta NDP MP says she offers different perspective

The born-and-raised Albertan held onto Edmonton Strathcona for her party

COVID-19 cancelled their wedding plans, so they married on a B.C. mountaintop

Ceremony was live streamed to friends and family around the world

International student worry about pandemic as decisions loom on travel to Canada

Zohra Shahbuddin is weighing whether to enrol this fall or put off coming to Canada until next year

Most Read