Gas Prices Skyrocket in Montreal
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.