The common posted price of gasoline in Fort St. John has dropped another five cents a liter.

It is now down to a dollar 14 point nine cents, which is only three cents higher than it was this time last year.

It is also now about 40 cents a liter less than it was, when it hit an all-time high in September, as the result of the Gulf Coast refinery threat and damage from Hurricane Ike.

However, where the local price is, relative to those elsewhere in the country will be better known, following publication of the next 60-city survey from Calgary based MJ Ervin and Associates.

It is due out later this morning and, given the recent downward spiral in crude oil prices it is expected there will be another drop in the national average.

Last week it was pegged at a dollar five point four cents a liter and, the average price in Fort St. John was given as a dollar 21 point four.