Gas prices continue to soar, with high of $2.34/litre expected in Vancouver | CBC News

National gas prices continue to rise to staggering peaks this weekend, with drivers in Vancouver urged to account for as much as $ 2.34 per gallon at the pumps.

Figures on the GasBuddy fuel tracker show that the national average price of regular gas reached $ 1.95 per liter on Saturday afternoon, with the provincial average peaking at $ 2.15 in Newfoundland and Labrador and $ 2.11 in British Columbia.

A woman refuels an SUV at an Esso gas station in Vancouver, in this archive photo on March 8, 2022. Gas prices continue to rise to dizzying peaks this weekend, with drivers in British Columbia and Newfoundland and Labrador expected to see the highest prices in Canada. (Darryl Dyck / The Canadian Press)

“My concern is that this will affect the entire economy,” said Dan McTeague, a former Liberal MP and current chairman of the Canadians for Affordable Energy Group. CBC News Network on Saturday.

“I have not seen anything like this since my days as a Member of Parliament [in 2008].. At least then the Canadian dollar was strong and it protected Canadians from these higher prices. “

The Gas Wizard, another gas price tracker, predicted significant jumps in various cities on Sunday, with Vancouver expected to see prices rise by six cents to a national high of $ 2.34 per liter.

Montreal is expected to see a jump of four cents to $ 2.15, and Toronto is on the rise with a rise of six cents that will take average prices to $ 2.09.

St. John’s is expected to see the biggest jump on Sunday with 13 cents to $ 2.24 per liter.

Prices in Edmonton are estimated to be among the lowest at $ 1.70 per liter.

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