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Costco keeping gas prices low in Okanagan, not so much in Kamloops

When Costco opened its first gas bar in Kelowna on Dec. 10, it undercut the competition by nine cents a litre.

Now, almost three weeks later, it’s still undercutting its Kelowna competitors by the same margin and most stations in Vernon have matched it at $1.32.9 per litre of regular gas, according to Even Penticton prices, at $1.37.9, are more in line with the Costco rate.

Most gas stations in Kelowna, on the other hand, are at $1.41.9.

Since opening, the Kelowna Costco has sold gas for as low as $1.27.9. That was on Dec. 16.

READ MORE: Kelowna, Kamloops gas bars benefit more than just members

Kamloops, on the other hand, was at $1.39.9 on Dec. 10, and remains there today with its competition sitting nine cents higher at $1.48.9.

By comparison, gas in Vancouver is selling at most stations for $1.57.9, in Abbotsford for $1.41.9 and Calgary ranges from $1.33.9 to $1.39.9.

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