Some PG Stations Raising Gasoline Prices
By Don Hawkins
Prince George, B.C. – Unlike many other communities in Canada, Prince George made it through the Victoria Day long weekend without seeing the widely-predicted increase in gasoline prices. However, this weekend is a different story.
Nothing special going on in terms of it being a holiday weekend, however we are inching closer to the official start of summer, and some service stations are raising their prices.
The pump price at Costco is still the cheapest in the city at $131.9 per litre. Twenty-two stations are charging $134.9, there is one at $135.9 and there are 12 other stations now charging $145.9.
Hang onto your hat, Martha, the barnyard door may have blown open.
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Today's clean diesel costs more to produce and still have a ways to go before getting to euro standards that the European manufactures are pressing for so they can bring their latest oil burners here.
Try biting your lip next time.
Dragonmaster was talking about diesel, not gas.
Before Costco came to town gas was $1.43 and diesel $1.30 but now is the exact opposite.
You aren't buying your gas from the Husky Refinery though, you are buying it from fuel re-sellers who charge whatever they think the market in PG will support.
The oil companies have you over a barrel (an oil barrel perhaps?) and you can either suck it up and pay what they charge or you can use less gas and save yourself some money.
Oh, I suppose you could also lobby your MLA or MP to investigate gas price fixing and they will turn around and tell you that it doesn't happen, so you are back to the first two options, LOL.
Same road trip gas prices were all over the map. Lowest was 1.31/litre highest 1.51/litre.
Chevron is the only gas bar that sells non ethanol blended premium fuel. Even Costco's premium has ethanol in it.
I use their Amex and save even more. And their attendants make a living wage. Win, win for me.
The downside is, I believe their premium contains ethanol. Chevron is the only place with "ethanol free" premium. I think.
I've heard, through friends at Costco, that they have a margin on wholesale that is always maintined and the price fluctuates accordingly, vs the "let's jack up the price and see what the market will pay" mentality of others.
"Shell V-Power premium gasoline in Canada does not contain ethanol"
It's also labelled as such on the pumps out here. I can't speak for how it's labelled in PG as I never used to buy fuel from Shell back home, I always bought from Chevron.