Gas prices for Fort St. John down, but still higher than nearby communities

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It was arguably better described as a slow trickle than a drop, but as we finished the month yesterday, the common posted gasoline price in Fort St. John was still moving in the right direction for motorists.

It was a 116.9 cents a litre, down 11 cents in less than two months, but still 3 cents higher than the common price in Dawson Creek, and 5 cents above that city’s low end price.

The real bargains however, were to be found after you crossed border into Alberta, with the Fas Gas at Demmitt down to 96.9 cents a litre, and the Husky at Hythe at 95.8.

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If you kept going east you found the low end Costco Price in Grande Prairie was all the way down to 81.9, and by the time you got Edmonton, 77.4 was, the most common price, according to the Gas Buddy monitor.

It also had the Alberta average down to 88.4, and senior analyst Dan McTeague talked to us about the variations in price and the reduction pace.

The same Gas Buddy website monitor yesterday afternoon showed BC still had the highest provincial average at a 114.8 cents a litre — 26 less than the Alberta and Manitoba averages — which were the lowest in the country.

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As for the countries major metropolitan areas, Vancouver was the one to avoid, with an average price of 126 per litre, 12 cents more than the next highest average in Victoria, and 43 cents higher than the lowest average in Edmonton.

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