There was a lineup for gas at the Super Save Gas station in Maple Ridge on Sunday where gas was at 132.9 per litre. (Colleen Flanagan/THE NEWS)

UPDATED: Customers flocked to Super Save Gas in Maple Ridge for $1.33 per litre gas

Price fluctuations the result of ‘competitive pressures in the Lower Mainland.’

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.

On Thursday, gas prices hit 161.9 cents a litre in Maple Ridge. The Petro-Canada station at Lougheed Highway and the Haney Bypass had the cheapest gas at 147.9 that day.

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.

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Rental, condo supply grows in Maple Ridge

More projects planned for downtown

Man charged in 2018 hit-and-run in Maple Ridge

Michael Howard Thomas was charged on July 19 in provincial court

Feds chip in $702k to kickstart new daycare program

Will provide 462 new spaces in Maple Ridge and Pitt Meadows

VIDEO: Missing teens named as suspects in three northern B.C. killings

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky are wanted in the deaths of Lucas Fowler, Chynna Deese, unknown man

Southern resident killer whale died of blunt trauma, likely from ship

J34 was found more than two years ago near Sechelt, but the necropsy findings have now been released

B.C. rail crossing death highlights risks for people in wheelchairs: watchdog

Transportation Safety Board points to ‘persistent risks faced by persons using assistive devices’

B.C. teens wanted in double homicide, suspicious death spotted in Manitoba

Kam McLeod and Bryer Schmegelsky were thought to have been seen in the Gillam area

VIDEO: Man found dead near B.C. teens’ truck could be linked to a double homicide

RCMP said they are looking for Kam McLeod, 19, and Bryer Schmegelsky, 18, of Port Alberni

VIDEO: Young couple found dead in northern B.C. had been shot, police say

Chynna Noelle Deese of the U.S. and Lucas Robertson Fowler of Australia were found along Highway 97

Wrestling legend finds his wedding dance groove in B.C.

Professional wrestler Chris Jericho posted on social media that he was in Penticton recently

Vancouver Public Library banned from Pride parade after allowing controversial speaker

Vancouver Public Library allowed Meghan Murphy to book space for an event at the library in January

Man arrested after allegedly attacking people with syringe in Burnaby mall

Police say that no one has yet to come forward with injuries consistent with needle stab wounds

Most Read