Gas prices remain high in Fort St. John

The average price for gasoline in British Columbia remains the highest among the Canada’s 10 provinces, but, it’s also still more than five cents a litre cheaper than the common posted price in Fort St. John.

As of Wednesday, GasBuddy.com had the BC average at a 123.4 cents, but the common post for a regular litre in the city was a 128.9.

The Fort St. John price was also 25 cents a litre more than the Alberta average of a 103.7 cents and about 14 cents more than the national average of a 115.2.

Still the most dramatic Gas Buddy survey comparison — at least for local area motorists — went to the low end price in Alberta.

It was found a number of Costco outlets in Edmonton are at 93.9 cents, 35 cents a litre less than the common price in Fort St. John.

There was also a 34 cent a litre price differential reported across BC, with the Costco outlet in Prince George, at a 105.9 cents, and a Husky station in the greater Vancouver area at a 139.9.

Meantime, Alaska Highway motorists should be aware that the Gas Buddy monitor showed that, even at a 128.9, the price in Fort St. John was six cents a litre less  than at least two outlets on the survey in Fort Nelson.

However, if you had enough fuel to get out of BC and to Whitehorse, you could fill up for a 116.9 — or 18 cents a litre less than Fort Nelson.

All this comes less than two weeks prior to the official start summer, and could be seen as a discouraging travel threat for vacationing motorists. But, it should also be noted that the aforementioned BC average price is still nearly twenty cents a litre less than it was at this time last year.