The temperature may be rising, but so are local gas prices. SaultOnline.com and ONNtv has learned that prices have shot up once again, this time to $1.33.9 a litre as of Tuesday afternoon .
Presently, McDougall Energy is the only gas station showing higher prices, but it’s expected others to follow suit.
Last week prices jumped 10 cents from $1.18 a litre to $128. Prices declined shortly after , resting at the $1.25 mark . In comparison, prices last year at this time began to fall as the pandemic and first lock down took hold over the country. Prices then fell to a 15 year low of .68 cents a litre . This won’t be the last increase, another 4 cents a litre will be placed on the gas of fuel come April 1st, as the second installment of the Trudeau carbon tax comes into play.