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Vancouver (B.C.), Apr 30 (Canadian-Media): Gas prices continue to break records as prices hit 160.9 cents for a litre in Vancouver, British Columbia (B.C.), media reports said.
Many drivers woke up Sunday morning to learn that the pump price jumped a full cent overnight Saturday.
Vancouver now reportedly has the highest gas prices of any major city in North America, with Victoria in second place.
Gas prices in Masset B.C. increased by five cents per litre overnight Saturday to 173.3 cents per litre.
Jump in prices were reportedly attributed to the weak Canadian dollar and two gas refineries being under maintenance.
It is predicted that by Wednesday gas prices would rise to 161.9 cents per litre in Vancouver.
Gas prices often also rise in the summer as people drive more to take trips and according to reports prices then could go as high as $1.65 per litre.
On Sunday, drivers around Vancouver vented on social media about the prices.
Some Metro Vancouver drivers were shocked as gas prices broke an all-time record Sunday.
“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.” Dan McTeague with GasBuddy.com said.
“That beats the all-time record that was established in Los Angeles back in 2008. So now Vancouver has stolen that title and it looks like these high prices are here to stay,”
“There’s a likelihood that we could hit 1.65 sometime just after the May long weekend.”
He says multiple factors have affected prices, but admitted blocking the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is not helping the situation.