If you thought paying $1.50 per litre for gas right now was bad, things could get worse thanks to Alberta.
If the Alberta government was to actually act on the threat made by Premier Rachel Notley to limit petroleum exports to BC, experts predict $2/litre would be a starting point for prices in our province.
The threat was a hot topic in the throne speech delivered by Alberta Lt. Gov. Lois Mitchell, who said that such a restriction has been seen in the past.
The tensions between Alberta and British Columbia first arose when Premier John Horgan himself threatened to block shipment of oilsands bitumen through BC from Alberta.
However, the Kinder Morgan project was approved by Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government back in 2016. Many permit challenges still hamper the pipelines completion.
Under current conditions, Alberta fuel shipments supply half of the Lower Mainland uses.
It might be time to start heading down south more regularly for your fill-up.
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