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MPP Questions High Gas Prices In Northwestern Ontario

By Tim Davidson Nov 25, 2022 | 9:08 AM

Gas prices in northwestern Ontario are being brought up at Queen’s Park.

Thunder Bay-Superior North MPP Lise Vaugeois says the price at the pump here is much more expensive than southern Ontario.

“In the northwest, the average cost of gas was 30 cents more per liter than in the Greater Toronto Area,” Vaugeois told the Ontario legislature this week during Question Period.

“Even in the north the price can range drastically, from town to town, for no discernable reason,”

Vaugeois suggests we’re being gouged at the pumps.

“Oil and gas companies, who continue to rack up huge profits, are gouging people in the north.  Just ask the Minister of Northern Development, who said last week, ‘I can’t explain the price variations in the north, its a bit of a wild west phenomenon’.”

The average price in Ontario is 153.7 cents, compared to 172.9 cents in Kenora, 181.9 in Fort Frances, 175.9 in Dryden,

In Thunder Bay the price ranges from as low as 116,9 to as high as 159.9 cents a liter for regular unleaded.


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