WINNIPEG – We’re seeing another bump in gas prices to end the year.
Prices are going up to 109.9 at some stations in Winnipeg this morning.
Gasbuddy.com’s Dan McTeague tells 680 CJOB a pair of refineries in the US are to blame.
“Both in Illinois and Indiana, large refineries, had difficulty producing sufficient amounts of gasoline. That sent futures prices for our gasoline here in Western Canada through the roof.”
McTeague offers some reassurance, though, that this spike will be short lived.
“By the 2nd or 3rd of January, we should start to see three, four cent decreases. Probably mid-week next week, we should be getting back to normal. At least back down to around a dollar a litre, maybe even below that, within the next 8-10 days.”
McTeague says some, but not all, stations will jump to 109.9 because it is costing stations around a dollar a litre to buy the gas.