Gas prices in Metro Vancouver have reached another record high, and it’s expected they will rise even more in the coming days.
On Thursday, some gas stations were selling regular for 194.9 cents per litre, a day after a new record of 186.9 cents per litre was set. The previous record of 183.9 cents per litre was set just a few days earlier.
Gas prices in the Vancouver region are among the highest in the country according to the Canadian Automobile Association, B.C.
Analysts say there are several reasons for the price increase, including high demand and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, which led to sanctions. However, the price may rise even higher in the coming days, reaching up to $2.
On April 1, the provincial carbon tax will increase by one cent per litre, so drivers should prepare to pay more.