WINNIPEG – Some Petro-Canada stations in Winnipeg have run out of gas.
Suncor, the parent-firm of Petro-Canada, blames the shortage on refinery and distribution problems because of the wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta.
No one seems to be sure when more gas will arrive, but it’s not expected to be today.
Gas expert Dan McTeague from GasBuddy.com tells us it’s not just a Winnipeg problem either.
“So this may very well extend form BC’s interior all the way to Thunder Bay, Ontario. The longer it goes of course it puts more pressure on the other three refineries,” he said.
The gas expert says if the problem drags on, it could lead to a spike in prices.
A lot of the Petro Canada stations look like business as usual as you drive by, but that’s because of the attached convenience stores.
The ones that have run out of gas have posted prices of 0.00 on their signs.