As predicted, gas prices spike… again, so how do you save fuel?

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Gas prices at one station in the Soo as of 3:30 p.m. Oct. 13, 2021 (Dan Gray/SaultOnline.com)

If you are headed to the pumps to fill up on your motor vehicle propellant, be prepared to pay extra for the privilege.

Earlier this afternoon readers alerted SaultOnline to a gas price hike at many local stations. What was 144.9/litre last week has now jumped up to 149.9/litre. A 40 litre fill up will now cost you $60, we know, we just did it.

If you want to save some of that precious petrol, you are advised to do numerous things by Natural Resources Canada.

  • Accelerate Gently
  • Anticipate Traffic
  • Maintain a steady speed
  • Avoid high speeds
  • Coast to decelerate

They also advise not to idle your vehicle, make sure your tire pressure is correct, remove roof or bicycle racks and watch how much weight you carry.

There is no word on if the prices will ever come back down, and in an article published earlier this month, it has been speculated that we may see prices continue to climb all the way up to $2.00/litre by Christmas.

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24 COMMENTS

  1. Aint seen nothin yet
    Wait till gas reaches 2.00 litre by year end resulting in transportation cost of food etc.

    You think there is a line up at food banks now…

  2. it’s amazing how many people think the prime minister controls oil prices. while you’re busy pointing fingers at “hair boy” the oil barons at opec are laughing.

  3. Don’t kid yourselves…. No matter who you voted for, all this stuff would still be in effect, just explained in a different way… NO government ever rolls back anything that makes them money… Some of you little children need to get out of Moms basement and take a history lesson or two on how the country actually works, and has worked since inception no matter who was steering it…..LOLOL…

  4. I doubt there will be a rush to Soo Michigan since you have to have a covid test before you can return to Canada…at your expense. If Americans can go both ways without this added test we should too.

    • We may be able to… That hasn’t been totally decided yet, as I understand.. Gonna be the best part of a month before all this happens so a lot could change…

  5. I drive a diesel Passat, way better than electric $70 to fill and get 800 to 1000 per tank. I also invested in oil companies which pay over 6% dividends. I’m hoping the price goes up and that’s when my investments go up.

  6. When converted to Canadian money and measurement Soo Mich reg gas is 40 cents a liter or about $1.85 per Canadian gallon cheaper. How sad that there were enough suckers to vote Mr. Dressup back in to screw over the country even worse than he has already.

  7. Open the border. We will never touch another liter of Canadian fuel until the Liberal thieves are out of power and the price is lowered to a reasonable price.

  8. The local gouging monopoly were up all night celebrating. They have nothing to be proud of when they know they could sell at a lower price and still make a huge profit.

  9. GAS IS A MUST NOT A PRIVILEGE. TRUDEAU AND HIS LIBERAL GOVERNMENT ARE THE RUINATION OF OUR COUNTRY. THEY HAVE HURT OUR WALLETS TO THE MAXIMUM AND YET UNEDUCATED PEOPLE CONTINUE TO SUPPORT THEM. IT HURTS TO SEE THAT PEOPLE VOTED TRUDEAU IN AGAIN AFTER HOW HE HAS CRIPPLED OUR ONCE GREAT COUNTY. POOR POOR CANADA!!!!!

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