FORT ST. JOHN, B.C. — With the price of crude oil and the value of the Canadian dollar both hitting new 13 year lows at the end of last week, there’s also mounting downward pressure on gasoline prices as we begin this week.
However, according to a Gas Buddy survey of average prices by metro areas, the pressure in British Columbia appears to be less than anywhere else in the country and this province now has the dubious honor of being the only one with an average price above a dollar litre.
Even so, the BC average at a 102 cents a litre is still lower than the common price in Fort St. John, which began the week with 104.9 yesterday morning.
When we spoke to him at the end of last week, Gas Buddy senior analyst Dan McTeague suggested, that’s way out of line from where it should be — particularly when you consider a similarly timed survey had the most common posted price in Dawson Creek still seven cents lower than the one in Fort St. John.
Meantime, the national average Sunday morning was down to 91.4 cents a litre and Alberta’s low end provincial average had dropped all the way to 78.9 — with the low end price in that province, at a half dozen Edmonton area Costco outlets, at 67.9 cents a litre.
The Gas Buddy survey also had Costco outlets with the best price in the Peace Region and across B.C., at 74.9 cents a litre in Grande Prairie, and 82.9 in Prince George, respectively.