Edmonton drivers hit with gas price hike to end 2016

Gas prices increase in Edmonton above a dollar per litre, Thursday, Dec. 29, 2016. Dave Carels, Global News

To the frustration of drivers, gas prices at many Edmonton gas stations climbed above 100 cents a litre Thursday morning.

Many Petro-Canada, Shell and Esso stations climbed from 98 cents a litre Wednesday to 106.9 cents Thursday.

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Some gas stations still had prices around 98 cents a litre Thursday morning, but according to Gas Buddy, the average price in Edmonton was 103.1 cents a litre.

It’s the highest average gas price in the city since June, when it was 108.7 cents a litre, according to the website.

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The price of gas dropped as low as 59.9 cents a litre in February in Edmonton.

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