It’s no secret: British Columbians pay a lot to fuel up.
But a real-time fuel insights ‘heat map‘ created by GasBuddy shows just how gas prices in the westernmost province compare to the rest of Canada.
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The map also gives users the ability to view how much gas prices have changed over the past 24 hours, week, month, 6 months, or year.
Its key indicates that the highest gas prices are in provinces highlighted in red, while the lowest prices are reflected by a cool navy blue.
As of the time of publication, these are the average gas prices per litre across Canada:
- British Columbia: 145.2 cents
- Alberta: 116.6 cents
- Saskatchewan: 124.9 cents
- Manitoba: 123.9 cents
- Ontario: 122.7 cents
- Quebec: 128.1 cents
- New Brunswick: 125 cents
- Nova Scotia: 120.7 cents
- Newfoundland: 128 cents
- Prince Edward Island: 122.9 cents
While the average cost of gas per litre in BC is 145.2 cents, Victorians pay more for their fuel.
According to the same website, the gas station currently offering the lowest prices in Victoria is the Co-op at 628 Gorge Rd E and Hillside Ave, which will run you 157.9 cents/litre.
That’s a whole 12.7 cents higher than the provincial average.
In May, BC Premier John Horgan called on the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) to conduct an independent investigation into the reasons why the province’s gas prices have skyrocketed over the past 2 months.