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Expert predicts record high gas prices in Vancouver this weekend


an expert on Canadian gas prices predicts a new record high for the cost of a litre of gas in Vancouver this weekend.

prices at most stations rose by one cent per litre to 174.9 cents on Saturday, and another five-cent increase on Sunday.

That would bring the cost of gas at many Vancouver stations to 179.9 cents per litre, which would be the highest average price ever seen in the city – or in any other major Canadian centre.

The current record is 176.9 cents per litre, and was set just last month.

On Saturday, McTeague pointed to increased demand for fuel in the U.S. Pacific Northwest, coupled with a rise in the underlying cost of oil, as the drivers of the latest increase.

Oil rose in price by roughly $4 per barrel on Friday.

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