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Paying the price to drive in Kamloops

Muddussar Shah paid $1.419 per litre for gas at the Sahali Esso in Kamloops this morning while on his way home to Lloydminster, Sask. where gas is about 20 cents cheaper per litre.
May 23, 2013 - 2:59 PM

One tourist is happily on his way home to Saskatchewan after a pricy pitstop in Kamloops.

Muddussar Shah would have paid about $0.20 less per litre had he been able to fill up back home in Lloydminster, Sask today.

He stopped in Kamloops overnight on the way home from a road trip to the coast. He was surpised when he stopped into the Sahali Esso to gas up this morning.

He paid $1.419 this morning and filled up half his vehicle's tank for almost $60. When he left Saskatchewan mid-May, he said he paid around $1.20 per litre.

"We have no other choice because we're already on the road," he said. "We don't have any other option."

After travelling to Victoria and back, Shah said prices in Kamloops are the highest he's seen after travelling through the province.

Gas prices jumped yesterday afternoon in Kamloops. is reporting some Kamloops gas stations at prices of $1.349, but many are as high as $1.429.

The website is reporting the lowest gas in the province at $1.319 in Courtenay, B.C and the highest at $1.569 in Stewart B.C.

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