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Gas prices soar in city

Price at the pumps jumps another six cents a litre.
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The price of gas rose six cents a litre on Thursday, April 13, 2017 in Thunder Bay. (Leith Dunick, tbnewswatch.com)

THUNDER BAY – The price of gas has shot up at several stations around town.

As of Friday morning, the watchdog website gasbuddy.com is reporting the majority of stations in town have upped the price at the pump about six cents a litre, to $1.249, about seven cents a litre more than the provincial average of $1.179.

According to the site a handful of businesses have held off increasing prices, led by Super Store which is said to be charging $1.179.

An Esso station of Dawson Road is charging the most, at $1.269. The lowest price in the area is the $1.037 being charged at THP Variety and Gas Bar.

The jump in price follows suit with the rest of Ontario, which also experienced a six-cent hike overnight on Thursday.

According to gasbuddy.com and reported by CTV News, prices have not been this high in Ontario since October 2014.

Both warmer weather and profit grabs were blamed by analysts, said CTV.

It's the second hefty price increase in Thunder Bay since the beginning of March.



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