After peaking just below $1.40/litre in June, Canadian gasoline prices stabilized in the $1.30 range through August and September. But since early October, they've been in freefall, now averaging around $1.06/litre for regular, at self-serve stations, across the country.
Here's a breakdown of the average gas prices by province and in major cities.
Not surprisingly, given that it is the heart of the petroleum industry in Canada, Alberta boasts the country's lowest average price for regular gasoline – just 93.0 cents/litre (all price figures from gasbuddy.com unless otherwise noted). Prices in Edmonton are the lowest of any major city at 86.5 cents/litre. They're 94.9 in Calgary.
While Manitoba is not a major petro producer it's near enough to the action to rank second in terms of low gasoline prices – 95.5 cents/litre for regular. The average price in Winnipeg is 93.0 cents/litre.
Another petro-province, Saskatchewan, has the third-lowest gas prices in the country at $1.007/litre on average. In Saskatoon and Regina, regular costs 97.2 and 97.3 cents/litre, respectively.
The average price for regular gasoline in Canada's most populous and fuel-thirsty province, Ontario, is $1.042. In Toronto it's $1.040 but in Ottawa 98.9 and in London, not far down the road from Ontario's refinery cluster in Sarnia, it's just 98.6 cents/litre.
Nova Scotia -
The average price in Nova Scotia is $1.091 – and it's the only province where the price went up rather than down today (though only by 6/10ths of a cent). In Halifax, regular is selling for $1.079/litre.
New Brunswick -
Another province with its own refinery, New Brunswick has an average price of $1.097/litre for regular. In St. John it's $1.095 and in Moncton $1.109 (per Tomorowsgaspricetoday.com).
Prince Edward Island -
One of just two provinces (along with Manitoba) that has no refining capability of its own, P.E.I.'s average price for regular gasoline is $1.130. In Charlottetown, however, it's $1.105 (per Tomorowsgaspricetoday.com).
Newfoundland and Labrador -
The average price for regular in Newfoundland is $1.131/litre. In St. John's it's just $1.079 but in Corner Brook it's $117.8
British Columbia -
Although it's next door to the province with the country's lowest gas prices, B.C.'s are more than 10 cents/litre above Alberta's, at $1.139 on average. In Vancouver, they're $113.2 and in Victoria $1.142/litre.
The Territories -
Not surprisingly, moving north from the provinces to the Territories sees a big bump in gas prices – to $1.239 on average for regular grade in the Northwest Territories. Prices in Yellowknife are right on that average (per NWTgasprices.com) and in the Yukon, in Whitehorse, they're 1.281 (per energy.gov.yk.ca).
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