Stand up tall and be proud, Osoyoos — you’re now paying among the highest cost across Canada for a tank of gas.
Yup, even more than motorists are paying in the Lower Mainland and on Vancouver Island.
A review of gas prices on gasbuddy.com this morning, shows the cost for a litre of unleaded fuel at five gas stations in Osoyoos was just below $1.46 — about where it has stuck through most of the summer.
That compares to $1.42 for many Vancouver-area gas stations — with a provincial low of $1.28 at the pump in Abbotsford.
In May, regular unleaded fuel was selling for as much as $1.59 a litre in Vancouver.
Across British Columbia, the cost of gas is averaging $1.41 this morning — almost five cents a litre cheaper than what you’ll pay in Osoyoos.
Locally, a litre of gas will cost you:
- $1.40 to $1.42 in Oliver;
- $1.44 in Keremeos;
- $1.42 in Okanagan Falls;
- $1.41 to $1.42 in Penticton; and
- $1.45 in Grand Forks.
In Kelowna, drivers are paying as little as $1.42 a litre; in Kamloops $1.30 a litre.
Even at lonely Eastgate station west of Princeton, which generally charges stray motorists a a little more for an unscheduled stop, unleaded regular this morning is selling for less than $1.42 per litre.
While it’s only pennies per litre were talking about, for an average 52-litre fill-up, the difference between what motorists will pay for a tank this morning in Abbotsford and what motorists will pay in Osoyoos is $8.84 — almost enough to buy a quick lunch anywhere in town.
About the only places in BC you’ll pay more for gas today is in the mountain parks along Hwy. 1 or two ferry rides up the Sunshine Coast.
The cost of a litre of gas in Golden is about $1.50. In Powell River it’s $1.52.
Elsewhere across Canada, unleaded fuel is selling for as little as $1.20 a litre in Manitoba, $1.23 in Saskatchewan and $1.25 in Nova Scotia.
Newfoundland drivers are paying $1.36 a litre — the second highest cost on average among Canada’s 10 provinces.
By the way, the cost for a litre of gasoline in Osoyoos around this time last year was $1.15 — a full 30¢ a litre (or $15.60 for a 52-litre fill-up) less than what you’ll pay today at the pump.