WINNIPEG – Expect pump prices to be headed northward this afternoon and tomorrow.
Dan McTeague of gasbuddy.com thinks it will go up about seven cents a litre to about $1.12.
He says while prices will get higher, some stations, are actually going dry.
“The Suncor refinery, which of course owns Petro-Can stations, having a fairly serious problem. They didn’t disclose what the problem was, but, several of their stations went dry on the weekend. That appears now to be migrating further west,” McTeague tells 680 CJOB.
For its part, Suncor is only saying today there was an unplanned outage at its Edmonton refinery. It also blames oilsands production slowdowns due to the Fort McMurray wildfire for the shortage.
It’s not known when the situation will be eased, but, the company is trying to get more supply from within its own system, or through third parties.
One caller tells us at least one Petro-Canada station in Winnipeg is out of regular gas.
McTeague says prices are also being pushed up by summer demand and rising prices in the US.