If there is one thing Canadians won’t be happy about this weekend, it’s the increased price of gas across the country. Gasoline prices are expected to reach record highs in parts of Canada including right here in Montreal.
According to Dan McTeague, president of Canadians for Affordable Energy, drivers in most cities in southern Ontario and Quebec can expect to pay an extra two cents per litre at the pumps on Friday.
In Montreal, a litre of gas is expected to cost 161.9 cents. In the Greater Toronto Area, gas prices are expected to hit 151.9 cents per litre, surpassing the 150-cent mark for the first time.
And it gets worse— prices in these regions are expected to increase further on Saturday, reaching 162.9 and 152.9, respectively.
"There's obviously geopolitical tensions behind that, but there is of course scarcity in supply of oil and we're now at levels where the world is simply using a lot more fuel than is available," McTeague told CTV News Channel.