Vancouver Gas Prices Set To Increase With New Carbon Tax Hike

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We wish this was some April Fool’s Day joke, but it’s not. Vancouver gas prices are set to rise once again as the carbon tax increases today.

On April 1st, a price hike for the provincial carbon tax took effect. As a result, this adds 1.14 cents a litre increase for British Columbians when they fill up their vehicles.

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What this means is that the carbon tax is increasing from $35 per tonne of Co2 to $40 per tonne. In 2018, the first of four annual carbon tax increases took place.

It’s a move by the government that many environmentalists support. On the contrary, the move has also drawn plenty of opposition from drivers who now have to dig deeper into their wallets.

Vancouver Gas Prices

There’s more bad news for drivers at the pump.

In a couple of weeks, gas stations will be switching over to summer-blend gasoline. This type of gasoline is approximately five cents a litre higher than the gasoline used during the winter months.

A quick search on GasBuddy shows that the cheapest gas price in Vancouver as of Monday morning is 145.9.

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