Gas prices flirt with all-time record high

The price of gas in Montreal has taken a big jump.

Gas prices at some stations in town have jumped as much a dime per litre to reach 152.4 — just a cent away from the all-time record high for gas prices in Montreal.

According to the gas price monitoring site Essence Montréal, the record high of 153.4 was set on Sept. 11, 2012.

A change at some stations in the afternoon usually means a more widespread change the following morning.

Experts are saying the recent spike in violence in Iraq is helping drive gas prices up — and it might not be done rising yet.

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  1. LMAO posted on 06/18/2014 03:29 PM
    It is a disgrace that Canada has the 3rd largest oil supplies in the world and we pay these inflated prices for gas at the pumps. It's about time Canadians received some benefit from this.
    Other major oil producers prices per GALLON!!!!!!!!!! are here:
    Iran’s average price per gallon is $0.47, Saudi Arabia's is $0.78 per gallon, Kuwait's is $0.88 and Qatar's is $0.93. Egypt and Oman with an an average of $1.50 per gallon of gas. USA prices are about $3.70 a gallon whilst ours is about to hit close to $7.00 A GALLON.

    Why should we build a oil line for the multi-nationals to get richer when there is no real benefits to all Canadian's (not to mention the environmental risks that are being swept under the carpet). The revenues received by Canada for the oil shipped is peanuts to what these companies are making. It's time for our governments to do the same with these as they are doing to the average Joe's pensions. Time to negotiate new terms for these greedy parasites as times have changed for us too and these prices are a disgrace and an insult to all Canadians and continue to thwart any real economic recovery here.
  2. ralph posted on 06/18/2014 04:27 PM
    Maybe this will encourage CANADA to become more dependant on CANADIAN oil supplies. If we do so then food and gas may one day be affordable. PS are the AMERICANS raising there cost to consumers, they have there own supplies in order to protect there people, why not us.
  3. SStM posted on 06/18/2014 10:05 PM
    It's Montreal NOT Canada wide. Right now, approx averages are: Montreal 1.52, Toronto 1.42, Ottawa 1.41, Halifax 1.37, Winnipeg 1.31, Quebec City 1.48 , Moncton 1.38 , Gatineau 1.39 . What does this tell us? Somewhat distinct.
    They've been talking about price fixing and investigating the price of Gas in Montreal for years and years. The beneficiaries of these investigations might just be the investigators. No progress.
  4. Drew posted on 06/19/2014 01:15 AM
    It has nothing to do with oil supplies. It is all about profit. Greedy run rapid when we talk the price of gas. The government does nothing because of the tax it generates . We are all held hostage . the only way is do not fill up $25.00 just in case of emergency
    stay home take a walk or use public transit when they do not sell gas you will see the price drop. In Northern New York the gas come from us and is sold 60 cents cheaper then here.I fill up in New York State cost $88.00 here $132.00 that is a big savings.
  5. andy posted on 06/19/2014 05:25 AM
    It's such a crock o crap. So it's because of Iraq this time, right. but when the is no specific conflict to blame they use the excuse that it's because they bought the oil we are using 6 months ago and it was more pricy then. it's a cash grab plain and simple they raise it and lower it willy nilly but there is never a valid reason for the hike.
  6. stew posted on 06/19/2014 06:22 PM
    You guys never seems to disappointment with you ignorance.
    a) We have a long week-end coming up
    b) It Thursday ( payday for most)
    c) They have been doing this for umpteen years
    d) If you believe it has anything to do with Iraq you are an idiot.
    e) Why do you talk about collusion with snow removal contacts but never with gas prices.
    I filled up at 1.43 two days ago as I know this was coming. WAKE UP!!!
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