For the second time this week, the price of gasoline in Kenora has seen a drastic spike.
On Sunday (May 8, 2022), the price of gas rose 6 cents per litre from 189.9 to 195.9 at three service stations in Kenora. On Tuesday (May 2, 2022), residents saw the price jump from 182.9 to 189.9. Fuel prices had sat at 182.9 for the previous two weeks. Prices are expected to even out across the community in the coming days.
This is the highest average price that gas has ever been in the Kenora region dating back to 2008, according to records from GasBuddy.
As of Sunday, in the Kenora district, the price of fuel in Dryden continues to be priced at 189.9 cents per litre, in Sioux Lookout residents are paying anywhere from 199.7 to 210.0. Red Lake is reporting a price of 209.9 cents per litre. Thunder Bay has a big variation of prices as low as 168.0 cents per litre, and as high as 193.9 cents per litre.
Across the Manitoba border into Winnipeg, the price of gas is anywhere from 177.7 to 179.9.
British Columbia’s cities of White Rock and Vancouver are the most expensive gas prices in Canada with a staggering price of 217.4 as of Sunday. The cheapest fuel price in Canada can be found in Leduc, AB at the low price of 149.9.
Ontario ranks fourth in the highest average fuel price in Canada coming in at 196.6 cents per litre for the average. Newfoundland is the highest average gas price in Canada at 206.4 cents per litre, according to GasBuddy data.
The Ontario government has introduced legislation that, if passed, would cut the provincial gas tax by 5.7 cents per litre and the fuel tax by 5.3 cents per litre for six months, starting July 1, 2022.
Fuel prices were expected to rise by about 11 cents this month, as fuel manufacturers switch from winter gasoline to a summer gasoline blend. Summer gasoline blends are typically used between April and September in Canada.