Sault Ste. Marie has seen high gas prices for the better part of a month over other communities in the province, but it could go even higher.
National media sources are reporting gas prices across the board are heading up due to an increase in demand.
Currently, motorists in Sault Ste. Marie are paying $1.44.9 / litre. One of the highest prices in the province, compared to other centers such as Sudbury at $140.0 / litre and North Bay at $1.37.9. Timmins and Thunder Bay are seeing highs of $1.54 from a low of $1.38 earlier this month.
Could those hikes be coming to the Sault Ste. Marie area? Gas and Oil experts say the cost of fuel will jump a few more cents across the country this week with oil prices surging to a 7 year high.
To put the cost in perspective, the average price of fuel a year ago in Sault Ste. Marie was $1.08, while the lowest price in the last 12 months was $0.99, and the highest being posted in the last 12 months reaching $1.48 / litre.
It could be worse, consumers in British Columbia are currently paying $1.58 a litre with the highest price over the course of the year hitting $1.87.