Edmonton’s average gasoline price is jumping up 13 to 16 cents. Fill’r up!
If you don’t want to be caught having to fill up at ~106.9c/L, you best fill your tank tonight or early AM tomorrow because it looks like gas prices are taking a hefty jump upwards.
UPDATED AT 10:55 PM — The reason for the gas price bump is due to a gas shortage in the area. This is more than likely due to the wildfires in and around Fort McMurray affecting production in Northern Alberta.
With oil staying above the $50/barrel mark, gas prices have been slowly but surely rising over the course of the past few months now, but tonight’s jump is a rather big one.
I don’t want to even imagine what gas prices will be when the price of a barrel gets back up to $100.
Some stations still sit as low as 90.4 as of this writing. Most stations sit at the ~93 mark. It looks like roughly 1 in 10 stations are sitting at 106.9 though, so this is just a courteous heads up to you all.
So if you see yourself needing gas, don’t just stop to the nearest gas station. Make sure to use the GasBuddy app and find a station. That is still sitting in the low 90’s and save yourself a bit of coin!
Drive safe out there, Edmonton! 🙂