Ontario gas prices headed for major spike in wake of Harvey

Gas prices spike across the City of Calgary

Hurricane Harvey has wreaked havoc in Texas along the Gulf Coast, causing oil refineries to pre-emptively shut down production.

If you haven't fuelled up your vehicle for the long weekend yet, get ready to pay: The cost of gas is climbing across Ontario, including here in Windsor.

Dan McTeague, senior gas analyst at GasBuddy.com, calls it "the Hurricane Harvey Effect" as the storm has a major pipeline and 16 refineries in the United States offline.

The pump price for a litre of gasoline in Montreal jumped for the second time in three days Thursday night - reaching $1.35 for a litre of regular.

On Wednesday, he added that another hike could be on the horizon for Friday - just as people hit the road for the Labour Day weekend. Sherbrooke, amounted to $ 1.21, while the price of the Saguenay has climbed to $ 1.22 and at $ 1.24 in Rimouski.

According to McTeague, "Canadian gas prices rise faster and higher than anywhere else in the world".

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McTeague said service stations in Montreal could take advantage of higher wholesale prices to raise prices and increase profit margins.

If you own a auto in Montreal, you may be rather unhappy in the weeks to come, because gas prices have gone up and will probably continue to do so. That translates to about 75 cents USA per gallon, he said, adding typical U.S. increases in affected states have been only about 20 cents per gallon.

"You could see prices moving up by the end of next week", he said, indicating another jump at the pump.

"It's likely we are going to see high, sustained prices as a result of the shortage in the United States", he said. There is enough gasoline to meet needs, especially with Edmonton and Regina refineries alongside smaller ones elsewhere.

Canadian gasoline prices vary substantially by region and city, with Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, and most of the Atlantic provinces below the national average.

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