Another day, another price increase at the pump.
After rising steadily and hitting the $1.40/litre mark on the weekend, the price of gas in Metro Vancouver kept climbing on Monday.
Gas prices hovered around the $1.419 to $1.429/litre mark on Monday.
Late last week, Dan McTeague of Gasbuddy.com told Daily Hive that the price hike “is likely to stick around for the next week, plus-or-minus a few cents.”
The reason? “Two refineries and a crucial pipeline in Washington State are out for routine maintenance,” he said.
Because Metro Vancouver relies “heavily” on US refineries, “the supply crimp is affecting us.”
With the price increase, McTeague noted Vancouver is currently the most expensive place in North America to buy gas.
Drivers in downtown Vancouver should be aware that their fuel option are somewhat limited, after the West Georgia Chevron closed last week, leaving just one gas station in downtown Vancouver on Davie Street.