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Kamloops gas prices going up

January 30, 2015 - 9:07 AM


KAMLOOPS - Prices at the pump sat below 90 cents per litre at many Kamloops stations for more than a week but now prices are starting to increase across B.C. and our city is no exception.

As of this morning Gas Buddy, a consumer-driven data base of fuel prices, only two stations in Kamloops were below 90 cents per litre and many were already back up to 94.9 cents per litre. A year ago today, Jan. 30, some gas prices in the city sat at 124.9 cents per litre.

The provincially the average gas price has jumped less than half a cent per litre to 97.98 while the Canadian average is up more than a cent to 91.58 cents per litre. A Costco station in Prince George remains the lowest in the province at 83.9 cents per litre while the most expensive fuel can be found in Kersley, 119 cents per litre, and Merritt, 109.9 cents per litre.

In Alberta there are many areas where the average gas price remains below 78 cents per litre and most stations remain below 90 cents per litre.

The current crude price is $45.19 per barrel, up just slightly over the past week.

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

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