Traffic travelling eastbound along Lougheed Highway by 203 Street was reduced to one lane on Sunday due to cheap gas at the Super Save Gas station.
Traffic was lined up along the busy stretch of the highway, as drivers tried to take advantage of the station’s price at 132.9 per litre.
The Esso station at Lougheed Highway and Laity St. had regular at 133.9 per litre, compared to most other gas stations around town at 154.9 per litre.
By Tuesday morning gas at the Lougheed Highway Super Save had risen to 159.9.
Super Save group owner William Vandekerkhove said the low price, and all price fluctuations, are the result of his group responding to “competitive pressures in the Lower Mainland.”
Dan McTeague, with GasBuddy, said in a Tweet that gas prices have reached the highest in Vancouver and the Lower Mainland since October.
Vanderkerkove explained high prices are hitting the entire West Coast of North America down to California.
The reason, he added, is a supply-and-demand pricing issue – due to maintenance at refineries, the supply of gas is low, so the price has risen.
Vanderkerkove predicted prices will ease in four or five weeks, and more product will be flowing.