Gas prices in the Lower Mainland continue to set North American records.
Stations in Vancouver originally set the new record at 168.9 cents per litre late last week, according to Dan McTeague from GasBuddy, and now prices have surged even higher.
A handful of stations have hit 169.9 cents per litre, but one station is White Rock has trumped them all.
⚠️⛽️ Alert: #Vancouver and the Lower Mainland to 👀 ⛽️ prices RISE 1 cent a litre Sunday to 169.9 cents per litre - a North American record of any major city .... ever— Dan McTeague (@GasBuddyDan) April 12, 2019
— JustSheila (@SheilaTjustme) April 14, 2019
The Petro-Canada station at the corner of Johnston Road and Thrift Street is currently sitting at 170.9 cents per litre.
That sets a new bar for all-time gas prices in North America and it’s the first time any gas station on the continent has gone above 170.0 cents per litre.
A handful of stations around the long weekend are as low as 145.9 cents per litre, leading to lengthy lineups as people try to fill up their tanks.