As we get closer to the Canada Day long weekend, motorists are definitely going to keep an eye on prices at the pump. As of Wednesday morning, Metro Vancouver gas prices were as low as 127.9 cents a litre.
Just last week, gas prices dropped even more to 121.9 cents a litre in Richmond.
What makes this harder to believe is that gas prices in the Lower Mainland were 171.9 cents a litre just last month – a difference of over 44 cents a litre!
Vancouver Gas Prices
On April 1st, a price hike for the provincial carbon tax took effect. As a result, this adds a 1.14 cents a litre increase for British Columbians when they fill up their vehicles. What this means is that the carbon tax has increased from $35 per tonne of Co2 to $40 per tonne. In 2018, the first of four annual carbon tax increases took place.
To find the cheapest gas station near yourself, make sure you visit Gasbuddy.com before you head out.