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Jump at the Pump

By Dave Lueneberg
Shootin’ the Breeze Local Journalism Initiative Reporter
August 15, 2023
Fuelling up just got more expensive

You may have noticed you spent a little more to fill up your gas tank this past weekend.

In Pincher Creek, for example, the price at the pump rose by four cents to 144.9 cents per litre.

Industry experts are crediting a rebound in price for a barrel of oil as the leading driver for the climb. While prices traditionally come down after the summer travel season ends, the same sources say that may not be the case this year.

Be glad, though, that we live where we do.

Figures from the Canadian Automobile Association showed the average gas price across the country Aug. 13 was 168.2 cents per litre, a jump of some 10 cents compared to this time last month.

On Sunday, the lowest price per litre in Alberta, according to, a site that monitors fuel prices, was shared by Drayton Valley, Leduc and Stony Plain at 132.9.

In contrast, motorists on the other side of the British Columbia border, in places like Sparwood, were paying slightly higher than the Canadian benchmark Sunday at 168.9.

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