Time to rethink that anti-oil attitude.
Gas prices in Vancouver hit 161.9 cents per litre, breaking a North American record.
As noted by Global, Dan McTeague of Gasbuddy says it could get even worse.
“The 1.619 represents the single largest price point ever paid at any gas station, or any regional gas station across North America in the history of fuel. That beats the all-time record that was established in Los Angeles back in 2008. So now Vancouver has stolen that title and it looks like these high prices are here to stay.”
McTeague says prices could reach 165 cents per litre.
According to the report, “He says multiple factors have affected prices, but says blocking the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion is not helping the situation.”
This is a direct result of the anti-oil attitude of the BC NDP, and much of the radical left. Gas should be incredibly cheap in Canada, but because of the pressure exerted by those who want to wreck our Canadian energy industry, consumers are hit with tons of taxes, and businesses are hit with tons of regulations and barriers.
Now, we have an absurd situation where people in a province right next to some of the biggest oil reserves on earth are getting ripped off at the pump. Even worse, the majority of people in BC want more pipeline capacity and support the Trans Mountain Pipeline expansion, but a small number of radicals are being allowed to dictate policy for millions of people.
Not to mention the carbon tax, which adds to the price as well.
It’s a disgraceful moment, and reveals the total weakness and foolishness of our leaders. We need leaders who have the courage to scrap garbage policies like the carbon tax, cut taxes, reduce regulations, and support our energy industry. Until that happens, Canadian consumers will keep getting ripped of like Vancouverites at the pump.
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