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Price of gas shoots up 9 cents a litre in Central Okanagan

The price of gas rose from $1.179 a litre earlier in the week to $1.269, with nearly all Kelowna stations in financial lockstep on Friday. Global News

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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