Gas prices are just too high

Why is it that the price of gas in Mid-Island, Parksville/Qualicum locations consistently remain above the $1.40 per litre mark while publicized gas prices fall everywhere else and falling oil prices are common media knowledge?

In the Lower Mainland, current prices are around $1.30 per litre which includes for an additional 10-cent transit tax not applicable on the Island. Meantime other Island locations Ladysmith, Duncan and Port Alberni have had prices around $1.34 to $1.37 per litre over the past month.

Consistently Mid-Island stations hold prices high and are slow to react to falling prices while in reverse instantly increase at the rumour of higher oil prices to come.

Who is monitoring this? Who is responsible to hold accountability on this? And which elected officials are actively working on behalf of the local residents on these issues?

Maybe it’s now worth residents switching or driving in search of lower gas prices and holding the local stations accountable.

Neil Rowley


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