Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Experts urge Vancouver Islanders not to flock to fuel stations as flooding impacts supply chain


Gas stations around Greater Victoria are reporting long line ups due to fuel supply shortages.

Supply is being affected by the single-lane and overnight closures on the Malahat highway.

See more: Malahat will be closed overnight all week for repairs due to flooding

The Trans Mountain pipeline, which supplies BC’s coast with crude oil, remains shut down due to impacts of the BC storm.

Peninsula Co-op is alerting customers that it is experiencing disruptions to service and fuel supply due to the natural disaster currently affecting Vancouver Island and Lower Mainland BC.

One location in particular, the Peninsula Co-op on Keating X Road in Saanichton, is saying they are having trouble obtaining stable fuel supply but are working hard to mitigate the outages.

According to Peninsula Co-op, supply will return to normal in several days.

In the meantime, experts are urging people not to panic-buy gas.

“Everything you get, particularly your day-to-day consumables, you’re still going to get them,” David Earl, president of the BC Trucking Association told CTV.

“They will just take longer and you might not have quick selection.”

A source said that customers at a gas station in Langford are refusing to move to let a tanker pull in due to, what they say, is panic over filling up.

If you know of any gas stations out of fuel please let us know and we will update this file accordingly.

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