Drivers can expect to pay 203.9 per litre across Kenora soon.

Two fuel stations in the community, the Husky Gas Stations on Lakeview Drive and Chipman Street, have started selling regular fuel for 203.9 per litre, and as we’ve seen a number of times now, the increased prices will hit the remaining fuel stations in the area over the coming days.

Dryden residents are already paying 203.9 per litre, while prices have spiked to 213.7 and 219.7 in Sioux Lookout. Thunder Bay’s prices range from as low as 180.0 to 216.9, while Winnipeg drivers are paying between 187.6 and 196.9.

With the recent increase, fuel prices in the Kenora district have once again broken the region’s all-time record dating back to 2008, with records from GasBuddy. Before the fall of 2021, the Kenora region’s highest ever price for fuel was 144.9 back in May of 2013.

But in the last six to seven months, that record has been shattered numerous times. The ‘streak’ began in October, 2021 when prices jumped to a high of 154.9 per litre. Prices later spiked to 164.9 on March 3 and again on March 4 by a whopping 11 cents, bringing prices up to 181.9 per litre.

Prices hit 185.9 by March 10 and remained relatively stagnant until May 2 when prices went up to 189.9 per litre, and again to 195.9 by May 8. By May 16, Kenora drivers were paying 199.9 for regular fuel, before we went to the recent 202.9 on May 18 – officially breaking the $2 per litre mark.

Prices in June of 2022 are now up 59 cents per litre compared to the original 2013 record after increasing nine separate times in the last six months or so. 

Across the country, Canada’s national average price of fuel is now 198.4, up an average of 68 cents compared to last year’s average price of 130.2. Prices in the Kenora area are up an average of 71 cents from last year’s average price of 131.9.

The most expensive fuel in Canada can be found in Courtenay, British Columbia at 223.9, while the cheapest fuel can be found in Bonnyville, Alberta at 161.9.