Posted Apr 23rd 2014 3:00PM
Canadian drivers woke up to shocking gas prices across the country as overnight increases of up to nine cents per litre have many motorists outraged with little explanation as to why. While the summer season is a peak period for driving in Canada and we're accustom to fuel fluctuation this time of year, this unexpected gas price hike has many critics questioning its validity.
According to the website TomorrowsGasPriceToday.com, Montreal now has the distinction of being the most expensive city to buy gas in Canada at an average price of $1.53 (up over nine cents per litre overnight). Meanwhile, Vancouver drivers are dealing with the second-highest gas prices in Canada at an average of $1.51 a litre, leaving Toronto motorists with something to be thankful for at a comparatively cheap average of just $1.40 a litre. We're also seeing similar jumps at the pumps in Regina, Calgary and Edmonton of up four to five cents per litre.
While we can't change much about the rising cost of gas in Canada, we've put together these helpful gas-saving tips on ways to drastically improve your fuel economy. Long gone are the days when gas cost less than a dollar a litre; the last time the average price of regular gasoline dipped below the loonie was back in the summer of 2010.