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Friday, December 9, 2022

Quebec drivers move to Ottawa in quest of cheaper gas

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Key takeaways: 

  • Costs are as much as 20 cents lower on the Ontario flank of the border.
  • Gas costs were between 20 and 40 cents more affordable Saturday in Ottawa than in Gatineau, Que., as these two Petro-Canada signs show. 

Western Quebec citizens lined up at Ottawa gas stations on Saturday to benefit from fuel costs between 20 and 40 cents per liter, cheaper than in their region.

Some people who spoke to Radio-Canada said they made the trip to Ottawa this weekend to fill up their tanks.

“Everything is higher [in price] now, so if we can save funds, we will come,” said Gatineau, Que., local Suzanne Tanguay as she filled up at a Petro-Canada on Montreal Road.

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Western Quebec citizens lined up at Ottawa gas stations on Saturday to benefit from fuel costs between 20 and 40 cents per liter, cheaper than in their region

For the first time in six months, costs fell below $1.60 a liter this weekend, with several Ottawa stations selling gas for as low as $1.54 a liter.

It’s a stark decline, given that less than two months back, on June 11, stations in Ottawa hit a record-high price of about $2.16 a liter.

Meanwhile, gas costs at some Gatineau stations hovered at around $1.86 a liter on Saturday. 

Source – CBC News

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