Gas prices have reached a new high in Metro Vancouver and this time, it’s a North American record that was broken.
According to Dan McTeague, petroleum analyst with Gasbuddy.com, 169.9 per litre was the highest gas price seen in any North American major city.
⚠️⛽️ Alert: #Vancouver and the Lower Mainland to 👀 ⛽️ prices RISE 1 cent a litre Sunday to 169.9 cents per litre - a North American record of any major city .... ever— Dan McTeague (@GasBuddyDan) April 12, 2019
Over the weekend, some Lower Mainland drivers even saw gas prices above 170 per litre.
On the flip side, in Richmond, gas prices as low as 145.9 per litre drew large crowds.
Took this yesterday in Richmond BC. People lining up because gas was $1.45/l as opposed to the high of $1.68. pic.twitter.com/bFEQn9DXCB— Delroy Dyer 🇻🇨🇨🇦 (@DelroyDyer89) April 15, 2019
My wife bought gas in Richmond tonight for $1.45. I bought gas yesterday for $1.60 😐— Gav (@oakridge604) April 14, 2019
Drive 9 mins from Chevron at 2 and Westminster in Richmond to ESSO at Fraser and SE Marine in Van and gas spikes 26 CENTS from 143.9 to 169.9. Gas tourism not just a Point Roberts thing soon. pic.twitter.com/wdGxaKLebq— Justin Tillyer (@JustinTillyer) April 15, 2019
Currently, several Richmond gas stations are currently at the 169.9 rate. However, according to GasBuddy, some drivers may be able to fill up for as low as 162.9. Gas prices at various stations could continue to fluctuate throughout the day.