No need for high gas prices in Prince Rupert
I find it to be unacceptable that we in Prince Rupert, are paying $122.9 ($117.9 at the Grassy Bay Petro Can) for gas.
Over the past seven or eight years I have made the drive to Kelowna , and to Prince George two to four times a year between the months of May and November. Except for this year, I have noticed that the price per litre for gas has always been one or two cents higher in Prince George, Kelowna, and Kamloops, with the price in Williams Lake one or two cents below Rupert prices. Also, the gas prices in the Lower Mainland (i.e. Burnaby) is always two to eight cents per litre more than Rupert’s prices (you have to consider the GVRD tax of, I believe at least 10 cents per litre, which we don’t have on our prices).
Check gasbuddy.com and you will see that of communities along Highway 16, 97 and 1, we have the highest prices.
As I write this the price in Burnaby is $124.9 (10 cent GVRD tax included) Kamloops is at $104.9, Kelowna is at $109.9 and I think Prince George was $114.9. Now, I can see the price in Rupert being two to four cents per litre higher than Prince George but not eight cents, considering Prince George has always been one to five cents higher in the past.
I have heard all the gas company excuses before but this is obviously a rip off of Prince Rupert drivers, since I don’t think we moved further west from the rest of Canada after the quake.
No more excuses!
Price our gas in line with where it has been in the past, within one to two cents of Prince George, Kamloops and Kelowna. I know prices fluctuate more in those larger centres, but even Terrace is two cents cheaper and Terrace has always been one or two cents higher in the past.