The price of gas has shot up in parts of the Okanagan, with pumps now posting prices almost a dime higher than they were just two days ago.
According to the website GasBuddy.com, gas is now selling for $1.269 a litre in Kelowna, up nine cents from $1.179 on Wednesday.
The upward trend started Thursday, with some stations posting prices of $1.269. By Friday afternoon, nearly every station in Kelowna was in financial lockstep.
Meanwhile, in Vernon, gas prices varied, ranging from $1.159 to $1.290 — the widest spread of prices throughout the valley.
Salmon Arm had the region’s lowest posted price, at $1.099, though most stations were $1.199.
In Penticton, most stations were either $1.179 and $1.269, with Oliver between $1.165 and $1.229. Down the road in Osoyoos, gas was $1.229, with one station at $1.219.
Elsewhere throughout the province, gas mostly hovered between $1.359 and $1.389 in Vancouver, with most of Victoria at $1.359.
In Kamloops, prices at the pump were either $1.199 and $1.269, with Prince George prices between $1.129 and $1.279.
The average price per litre, according to GasBuddy.com:
- Calgary: $1.085
- Edmonton: $1.060
- Saskatoon: $1.094
- Regina: $1.081
- Winnipeg: $1.046
- Toronto: $1.139
- Ottawa: $1.126
- Montreal: $1.203
- Quebec City: $1.175
- Halifax: $1.134
- Fredericton: $1.104
- Charlottetown: $1.139
- St. John’s: $1.287
In Washington state, GasBuddy says gas was selling for $2.872 a gallon, which, according to one gas price calculator, works out to 97 cents a litre.
In Texas, the average price was $2.143 a gallon, which translates to 72 cents a litre.
To see more gas prices at GasBuddy.com, click here.