If you didn’t fill up yesterday, you may be wishing you did. As with all long weekends, the price at the pumps goes up and this long weekend is no exception.
Most gas stations in Sault Ste. Marie increased prices for unleaded fuel to $1.375 up from $1.295 yesterday.
Today’s increase marks the fourth time in four months that prices have gone up and only being reduced by fractions of a penny before the next long weekend on the calendar.
Gas and oil analyst say prices head up over long weekends due to supply and demand. The average price of fuel in Ontario as of noon today is $1.32 a litre.
A year ago gas prices in Sault Ste. Marie sat at $1.05 a litre.
Ontario premier Doug Ford promised that a ten cent a litre drop was coming for Ontario drivers during his election campaign this past June.
Gas and oil analyst warn that prices are likely to go up this fall as refineries change over from summer gas to winter gas.