Gas drops below a $1

It is likely something that few Fort St. John residents thought they’d every see again but, the common posted price of gasoline in this city has slipped below a dollar a liter.

A one cent drop yesterday left it at 99 point nine cents but, it is still nearly 15 cents a liter higher than the national average.

According to the new survey of Calgary-based MJ Ervin and Associates, the Canadian average fell three point three cents a liter, in the week ended on Monday, to 85 point four.

In fact only, BC, Saskatchewan and Newfoundland have a provincial survey average, which isn’t now below 90 cents a liter.

The six-city BC survey average is 96 point two cents but, there are non-survey city prices well below that, including a best buy at 82 point nine cents, at Costco outlet in Abbottsford.

At the other end of the provincial scale, as of yesterday afternoon was Fort Nelson, with a price of a dollar 21 point nine a liter.

That’s more than 10 cents, above the top end Ervin Survey price. of a dollar 10 point four in Yellowknife.