According to most recent statistics released and gathered by gasbuddy.com, the 10 most expensive cities to buy gas in North America are all located in Metro Vancouver.
The data, which was compiled on August 8, highlights what we in the Lower Mainland already know: it’s expensive to drive here.
The culprit is gas taxes. Taxes make up 29 per cent of the price for gasoline.
With no real relief in sight for prices at the pump, it’s even more crucial that Metro Vancouver’s municipalities, TransLink, and the provincial government figure out the priorities for the region’s rapid transit lines. UBC and Surrey both deserve rapid transit expansion.
10 most expensive cities in North America to buy gas (per litre)
1. Delta – 143.6
2. Surrey – 143.5
3. Pitt Meadows – 143.3
4. North Vancouver – 143.1
5. Maple Ridge – 142.18
6. Burnaby – 142.12
7. Vancouver – 142.06
8. New Westminster –142
9. Richmond – 141.6
10. Coquitlam – 141.1
The cheapest place to buy gas in North America is Danville, VA, with a price of 83.7 a litre.
The cheapest place to buy gas in B.C. is Kamloops with a price of 123.2 a litre while across Canada, Spruce Grove in Alberta is the cheapest with a price of 109.6 a litre.