Gas prices at two stations in Langley plummeted to just $1.059 per litre earlier today, according to fuel price tracker website Gas Buddy.
At the time of writing, the Esso at 6036 Glover Road and Super Save at 20966 56 Avenue are an astounding 14 cents lower than the next cheapest regional option at Langley Costco at $1.199.
Prices at several other stations in the area also wildly fluctuated throughout the day.
And for further comparisons of other stations in Metro Vancouver, that is 27 cents less than the cheapest station within the city of Vancouver ($1.329) and 28 cents lower than a handful of the most expensive stations ($1.339) elsewhere in the region.
Gas prices during the summer months are typically higher than wintertime due to increased demand from road trip travel and the temporary shut down of refineries to conduct maintenance. With increased demand and reduced supply, this causes prices to go up as supplies can become stretched.
With BC’s supply in particular, it was recently directly affected by the planned shut down of two refineries in Washington State for routine maintenance. Prices climbed to $1.419 in early-April as a result.
Additionally, gas in the summer is more expensive to produce as it is a blend that burns cleaner, thereby producing less smog during the warm temperature months.