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Gas prices spiking in Kamloops

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February 16, 2016 - 12:50 PM

KAMLOOPS - There’s still a handful of stations holding out, but it appears many more are trying to once again hike the price at the pumps.

After more than a week of the average gas price being below 80 cents per litre, it appears prices are jumping to 95.9 cents per litre at many stations.

According to Gas Buddy, an online consumer reporting website, several stations in Kamloops attempted the jump late last week, many of them coming back down to 78.9 or 81.9 cents per litre within the day, but now more than a dozen stations have jumped to the 95.9 cents per litre mark. Price forecasters at Gas Buddy said last week they expected prices to go up by the weekend.

The last time the average price in Kamloops was that high was Jan. 10.

The cheapest gas, 76.9 cents per litre, is currently being reported at the Super Save in Dallas, while about another 10 stations in various neighbourhoods are sitting at 78.9 cents per litre.

Prices are trending up across the country, with the average fuel price in B.C. currently at 96.7 cents per litre and the average Canadian price at 83.8 cents per litre.

To contact a reporter for this story, email Jennifer Stahn at or call 250-819-3723. To contact an editor, email or call 250-718-2724.

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