It’s taken nine weeks but finally there is a price drop of note at the gasoline pumps in Fort St. John.
While the average price according to the national survey recorded yet another decrease last week, to $1.272 per litre, the common posted price in Fort St. John has slipped $0.03 a litre, to $1.424.
The high-end local price at the Esso outlet on 100th Street and 93rd Avenue has dropped even further, by $0.05 a litre, to $1.459.
However, the local common price is still about $0.30 a litre higher than it was this time last year, while the national average is still up about $0.26, on a year over year basis.
Two cities now have survey prices below $1.20 a litre. They are Ottawa and Kingston, Ontario at $1.195 and $1.162, respectively.