Winnipeg Free Press - ONLINE EDITION

Gas prices rising to 128.9 cents/litre in Winnipeg

  • Print

Gas prices are going up as the countdown to the May long weekend begins.

Although a number of Winnipeg stations were still selling gasoline at their old price — anywhere from 118.9 cents to 122.9 cents per litre — as of late Wednesday afternoon, at least 15 stations had boosted the price to 128.9 cents, according to GasBuddy.com, a website that monitors gas prices in cities across the country.

"We’re seeing gas prices going up across the country," GasBuddy.com co-owner Jason Toews said in a telephone interview from Regina.

Toews said there was a smaller price increase about a week ago, followed by a much bigger spike starting Tuesday afternoon and continuing on Wednesday — three days before the start of the Victoria Day long weekend.

Toews said it’s no coincidence that prices are rising just a few days before the start of a long weekend: "It happens all the time."

However, a senior executive with Kent Marketing Services Ltd., which provides data, analysis and consulting services to the petroleum industry, blamed the price hike on production problems at a key oil refinery in Edmonton.

He said that, coupled with the usual spike in demand at this time of the year, has reduced inventories and forced up both wholesale and retail prices.

Fact Check

Fact Check

Have you found an error, or know of something we’ve missed in one of our stories?
Please use the form below and let us know.

* Required
  • Please post the headline of the story or the title of the video with the error.

  • Please post exactly what was wrong with the story.

  • Please indicate your source for the correct information.

  • Yes

    No

  • This will only be used to contact you if we have a question about your submission, it will not be used to identify you or be published.

  • Cancel

Having problems with the form?

Contact Us Directly
  • Print

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

You can comment on most stories on winnipegfreepress.com. You can also agree or disagree with other comments. All you need to do is be a Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscriber to join the conversation and give your feedback.

Have Your Say

New to commenting? Check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press print or e-edition subscribers only. why?

Have Your Say

Comments are open to Winnipeg Free Press Subscribers only. why?

The Winnipeg Free Press does not necessarily endorse any of the views posted. By submitting your comment, you agree to our Terms and Conditions. These terms were revised effective April 16, 2010.

letters

Make text: Larger | Smaller

LATEST VIDEO

Theresa Oswald Leadership Bid

View more like this

Photo Store Gallery

  • PHIL.HOSSACK@FREEPRESS.MB.CA 101130-Winnipeg Free Press Columns of light reach skyward to the stars above Sanford Mb Tuesday night. The effect is produced by streetlights refracting through ice crystals suspended in the air on humid winter nights. Stand Up.....
  • Marc Gallant / Winnipeg Free Press. Local- Weather standup. Sundog. Refraction of light through ice crystals which caused both the sun dog and and fog along McPhillips Road early Wednesday morning. 071205.

View More Gallery Photos

Poll

With the Canadian junior team off to such a great start, will you be watching the World junior hockey championship?

View Results

Ads by Google