Gas prices go up and they come down. Unfortunately they never come down as quickly as they go up.
For the last several weeks Canadians have had to deal with higher prices thanks mainly to Hurricanes that hit Texas about a month ago. At the time we were all told that prices would go up due to the refineries being shut down as a result of Hurricane Harvey.
We all bought into that excuse.
So why then are the gas prices in Sault Ste. Marie still high, in fact they are the highest of all the major centres in Northern Ontario, including Sudbury, North Bay and Thunder Bay. The refineries have been back on line for two weeks.
Granted, prices locally have fallen by 7 cents from the high of $1.35 a litre two weeks ago.
A look at prices across the north and you can clearly see, Sault drivers are paying the most – while Sault Michigan drivers are paying much lower prices when converted in Canadian dollars, Sault Michigan drivers are enjoying prices around 87 cents a litre.
Here’s a list of prices in Northern Ontario and some southern Ontario so you can see just how much more we’re paying at the pumps.
As of Friday afternoon, Sault Ste. Marie prices are ranging from $1.24 to $1.25 a litre
SUDBURY Lowest price $1.16
NORTH BAY Lowest price $1.08
THUNDER BAY Lowest Price $1.03
TIMMINS Lowest Price $1.21
TORONTO Lowest Price $1.04
BARRIE Lowest Price $1.04
Prices courtesy GasBuddyOntario