Increase at the pumps: Montreal gas prices jump
Gas prices in Montreal have jumped, with some paying about $1.28 a litre at the pump Tuesday.
“I find it absurd that the gas prices can go up anywhere from 10 to 11 cents every two days,” Jason Ruby, a Dorval resident, said.
Some commuters told Global News they don’t understand why the price went up.
“Oil prices go down, they raise the price of gas. Why?” asked Steve McLean, a commuter.
“Personally, I think they’re a bunch of crooks. There’s no need for it.”
According to CAA-Quebec, the price increase has to do with retail margin and profit.
“It’s a market strategy and they cannot be selling gas for a long period if it’s not profitable,” explained Annie Gauthier, CAA-Quebec spokesperson.
Gauthier advised people should shop around for the best price, and suggested drivers try to avoid filling up their tanks when prices are high.
“As a consumer, we have to be aware,” Gauthier said. “We have to observe.”
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