Tumbler Ridge has highest fuel prices in the province

Trent Ernst, Editor


In the province with the highest gas prices, Tumbler Ridge’s prices are the highest, at least, according to www.bcgasprices.com.

With gas prices at both local stations at $1.449 last week, Tumbler Ridge gas was the most expensive of any town, city or municipality.

There was one station in Surrey with prices higher than Tumbler Ridge, at $1469, but the rest of the city came in at between $1399 and $1409.

Of course, not every gas station in the province is listed on the bcgasprices.com website. For instance, neither of the gas stations in Atlin BC, a small town only accessible by first driving into the Yukon, is listed on that site. There, the prices are $1.57, down from a high of $1.61 a few months ago.

The most expensive place to get gas in the world is Norway, with gas a staggering Can $3.20/litre.

Gas prices, already high around the Ridge, jumped up six cents a couple of weeks ago, pushing the price of gas to more than ten cents above the provincial average of $1.33.

That’s nearly two cents higher than the national average of $1.314.

British Columbia was below the national average for much of the year so far, but jumped nearly a full cent earlier in the week to push it above national averages, while over the last week, the average price elsewhere in Canada has dropped.

In Dawson Creek, prices were nearly ten cents cheaper than in Tumbler Ridge, according to bcgasprices.com, coming in at $1.349 at the Alaska Highway Petro-Canada and as low as $1.269 at the Safeway gas bar.

Across the boundary, prices were as low as $1.129 at the Costco station and averaging $1.199 almost everywhere else.

Historically, fuel prices have always been most expensive in Tumbler Ridge than in the surrounding area, as shipping costs are higher.