As the Canadian dollar struggles to gain ground, at least our gas is cheap.
Gas prices are the lowest we’ve seen in years, thanks to Middle East tensions and production issues over the past year stateside.
The average price has been just below 70 cents for over a week, and GasBuddy.com’s Dan McTeague expects them to stay there for a while still.
“The world is really awash in crude and gasoline isn’t very far behind. I think these prices are pretty much what you see is what you’re going to get, at least for the next few weeks.”
The prices in Winnipeg are among the lowest in the country, but while drivers are enjoying cheap fill-ups, gas stations aren’t loving it as much.
“Those are prices that are very close to what it costs a gas station to buy fuel, so they are running a very skinny margin.”
Gas prices in the Prairies are about 15 cents cheaper than the rest of Canada.