Price of gas dropping below $1.50 in Kamloops and the Okanagan
After weeks of having higher gasoline prices than the Lower Mainland, prices at the pumps in Kamloops and the Okanagan are finally heading down.
Some, especially in the Okanagan, are dropping below $1.50 for a litre of regular.
While many stations in Kelowna were showing $1.62.9 on GasBuddy.com around noon today, Dec. 13, a few, including PetroCanada, Chevron and Shell stations, were down at $1.49.9. Costco, as usual, was cheapest at $1.41.9.
Kamloops, so far, has not dropped as far with the local Costco selling for $1.49.9 and the lowest price in other stations coming in at $1.54.9. Last week, the price was at $1.62.9.
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Many stations in Vernon, which was at $1.53.9 last week, have dropped to $1.49.9 with a couple down to $1.45.9.
The best price in Penticton was $1.50.9, according to GasBuddy.com.
These prices are now lower than Vancouver, where many stations are at $1.55.9 this week. In the Fraser Valley, where the 18.5 cent per litre transit tax does not apply, prices are around $152.9 per litre.
Last week, many Lower Mainland stations were selling for less than $1.50 a litre.
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