Gas prices sky­rocket to $1.40 per litre in Mtl

Montreal Times - - News -

Gas prices in Mon­treal rose 13 cents/litre overnight, the only place in Que­bec to see prices rise. The in­crease brings it to $1.40 per litre for reg­u­lar gaso­line at many sta­tions across the is­land.

An in­crease at the pump on Tues­day morn­ings has be­come a reg­u­lar event in this city - and this is one of the high­est spikes seen in the past few months. And just as of­ten, Mon­treal is the only re­gion in the prov­ince to raise prices.

Ac­cord­ing to Essence Que­bec, who mon­i­tor gas prices across the prov­ince - as of early this morn­ing the av­er­age price in other re­gions was around $1.28 a litre. (*See Chart)

Mon­treal­ers have long cried out about col­lu­sion be­tween the gas com­pa­nies be­cause of sud­den, overnight and un­ex­plained hikes in prices. With an­other ap­par­ent goug­ing at the pumps to­day, this is sure to 'fuel' any spec­u­la­tion as well.

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