Gas prices in Vancouver just hit an all-time high.
— Ted Field (@tedfieldglobal) April 29, 2018
GasBuddy.com price analyst Dan McTeague told CKNW radio station that Vancouver's prices beat the previous record held by Los Angeles in 2008, and "it looks like these prices are here to stay."
"The 1.619 represents the single largest price point ever paid at any gas station, or any regional gas station across North America in the history of fuel," McTeague said.
However, places like Churchill, Mba. have seen higher fuel prices in the past. The town's gas prices were around $1.70 in November.
McTeague tweeted that Vancouver has the highest prices of any North American city.
"For the week ahead, Vancouver's record price of 161.9 cents a litre (will) likely hold until Thursday and fall slightly thereafter with Victoria keeping pace within 6 cents of Metro Vancouver," McTeague wrote in a press release Monday.
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Kent Group Ltd. senior vice-president and Canadian fuel market analyst Michael Ervin said he doesn't expect prices to rise much more than they already have this summer. But he doesn't see any relief in sight until demand slows in the fall.
Ervin said Vancouver prices are higher than most other regions in Canada, but he doesn't think the difference is currently higher than normal.
Across the country, the average price of regular gasoline at noon on Monday was about $1.33 per litre, up 22 cents from the average of $1.11 per litre at the same time last year, according to GasBuddy.com.
McTeague told CTV News Channel the current national average is 133.4 cents per litre, and Vancouver's is now the 13th highest local gas price in the world.
It's official: Vancouver and Victoria now have the highest gas prices in Canadian history, and currently the highest gas prices on the North American continent. Time to go electric and change everything, eh? pic.twitter.com/7roP2vg0ex
— Grant Lawrence (@GrantLawrence) April 29, 2018
Lol gas hit 1.619/L in Vancouver today (6.15/Gal). *Pushes car off bridge*
— 🍑🛄BLFC (@Peche_Eh) April 29, 2018
Gas prices in Masset, B.C. also jumped by five cents per litre overnight Saturday to 173.3 cents per litre, according to CBC News.
"We're into uncharted territory here and extremely expensive for pretty much everyone," he told CBC News.
McTeague told CKNW the price is due to a variety of factors, but the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion delays are not helping.
With files from The Canadian Press
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