January 14, 2015 - 10:55 AM
KAMLOOPS - After stalling for a couple weeks at just above 90 cents per litre, several stations have now dropped below that marker as prices continue to fall around the country.
Gas prices dropped below a dollar per litre in Kamloops before Christmas and the Costco gas station on Versatile Drive has been sitting just below 90 cents per litre since the beginning of the year. This week other stations finally followed suit.
As of Wednesday, Jan. 14 Costco prices dropped to 86.9 cents per litre for regular fuel while according to Gas Buddy, a consumer driven website, a North Shore and a Dallas gas station each dropped their prices to 89.9 cents per litre. Most other stations are at 91.9 cents per litre as of Wednesday morning.
Kamloops has the second lowest gas price in the province Wednesday, only the Costco in Prince George is reporting lower prices. Alberta has some of the lowest prices in the country right now, with some stations in Edmonton at just 65.9 cents per litre and many others below 70 cents per litre.
During summer 2014 prices hovered close to the 140 cents per litre mark and less than two years ago gas prices were as high as 142.9 cents per litre in Kamloops. A year ago gas prices averaged 123.4 cents per litre in B.C. and today the average price is 99.5 cents per litre in the province, almost 10 cents per litre above the Canadian average.
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