Possible gas shortage in eastern Canada

The icestorm that slammed Ontario, Quebec and the Maritimes this week could cause a gas shortage.

Electricity in many regions has been out, in some cases for days, and road conditions continue to be too dangerous to transport gasoline.

"These tend to be more logistical problems," said Dan McTeague of TomorrowsGasPricesToday.com. "But we are rather when it comes to supply...we don't produce enough fuel as a result of a series of closures of refineries [in eastern Canada]."

Gas stations in the Gatineau region and Tremblant have either dried up, or stations are selling supreme-grade gas at the same cost as regular.

This news comes at a critical time for travellers who rely on vehicles, and gasoline, during the holiday season.

So far, gas prices have not spiked as a result.

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  1. Joe posted on 12/27/2013 01:21 PM
    Just another lame excuse to raise prices!
  2. Mark posted on 12/27/2013 01:32 PM
    Such BS. Just another way for the government to justify the pipeline. Close refineries and stage an oil/gas shortage to makebthe pipeline seem necessary. Disgusting.
  3. Pierrefondsguy posted on 12/27/2013 03:38 PM
    ....you have already announced a spike of 13 cents a litre here in Montreal tonight.

    Why doesn't the government do something about the collusion of gas companies, oh yeah, they are owned by the gas companies.
    Why don't TV and radio do something? oh yeah, they are afraid of losing some advertising money.
    Why don't the citizens stand up and rebel, too tired of all the stupidity. Radio and TV will have some gas exec spinner on saying that it is only due to the fluctuations of crude oil prices from months ago, and how there is an increased demand during colder months and never that the shareholders are demanding more dividends! Gas companies continue to make record profits every quarter, while we scrape the bottom of the cookie jar to fund their greed!
  4. Herry posted on 12/28/2013 09:15 AM
    Let me see, another executive decision, right !? And some pinhead will receive a bonus for this !
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