In Dawson Creek, the Petro-Pass cardlock station located off of Highway 97 South has responded by reducing its hours of operation to 6 to 10 a.m. and 4 to 8 p.m. Calls made to other bulk diesel suppliers in the city confirmed that the Shell and Esso cardlock stations are currently not experiencing any shortages or restrictions. The United Farmers Association (UFA) station could not be reached for information.
Ashley Rude, petroleum manager for the Dawson Co-op, said there are currently no shortage issues at the Co-op’s cardlock stations in Dawson Creek, Chetwynd and Tumbler Ridge, but a restriction of 600 litres per card has been implemented due to tight supplies.
In Fort St. John, both the Husky cardlock and the bulk plant are at critical levels. The Petro-Pass on 72 Street has the same reduced hours as the station in Dawson Creek. In addition, on Thursday night the UFA in Fort St. John was out of diesel, but has just been refilled, and the Co-op Gas station is currently at low levels.
The Petro-Pass in Grande Prarie is currently out of diesel fuel, along with many other locations in Alberta.
Drivers are recommended to call ahead to avoid inconveniences. There is no word yet on the cause of the disruption at the Edmonton Refinery or when it will be resolved.
Mile 0 City will continue to update this story as more information becomes available.