You may have not have noticed but filling up your gas tank just got a lot more expensive.
Tuesday morning, most gas stations in Sault Ste. Marie increased the price at the pumps by over 10 cents a litre. Prices early Tuesday were still sitting at 99.6 cents but by noon those prices shot up to $109.9 / Litre.
Gas prices have been unstable since the bottom fell out of the oil industry in April, when prices fell to a low of 89 cents locally. COVID-19 has also meant less travel by auto and air, forcing prices to fall almost daily in March. At the beginning of March just as COVID-19 restrictions were taking hold, prices fell from $1.17.9 to $1.11 per litre and continued to drop throughout April before prices began to rebound in early May . Industry insiders say prices will continue to be volatile for most of the Summer.