Vancouver gas prices forecast to drop on Thursday to lowest levels since January

Vancouver gas prices forecast to drop on Thursday to lowest levels since January
Gas prices could drop as low as 99 cents a litre on Thursday, expert says
Need to fill up at the pumps? Wait a few days prices are about to drop according to @GasBuddyDan an expected six cent/litre plunge Thursday with average price in Lower Mainland going down to $1.38 @CKNW @GlobalBC @charlesadler @drex @jmcopsey67 @jonmccomb980 @MetroVancouver

He said prices at the high end will come in around $1.38.9 a litre and lower in areas that don’t have the TransLink gas tax.

Gas Price 🚨 #Vancouver and the Lower Mainland to see a 1 cent hike @ the ⛽️ Wednesday, followed by a 6 CENT A LITRE DROP for Thursday- putting the highest prices at 138.9 cpl – the lowest since January 4

“You have not seen that price, and it was very temporary, since January 4,” McTeague added.

With the price plunge in effect, gas will be hovering around the $1.38 /litre mark at the local pumps – the lowest its been since the January 4 of this year.

Vancouver gas prices forecast to drop tomorrow to lowest levels since January

“Much of it to do with what’s happening on global markets as [the price of] crude is crumbling,” said McTeague.

Attention Ontario drivers: don't gas up on Wednesday, wait until Thursday, when gas prices are forecast to fall.

According to Gasbuddy.coms Dan McTeague, prices at the pump are set to drop by six cents tomorrow (Thursday, November 15).

That's the word from Dan McTeague, senior petroleum analyst at GasBuddy.com, a website that monitors gas prices throughout North America. McTeague says average gas prices on Thursday in the province could be the lowest since Oct. 5, 2017.

Well, if you can hold out just a little bit longer youll be able to save a bit of coin when the time comes to fuel back up.

And some gas retailers could drop the price even lower, charging as low as 99 cents a litre, he predicted.

"Gas prices will be falling, anywhere you are, net four cents a litre. Not just the GTA, but pretty much all of Ontario," McTeague said on Wednesday.

The average price of a litre of gas in the GTA, currently $1.159, is expected to fall at midnight by four cents to $1.119 a litre.

"We are going to see, as a result of yesterday's deep losses on energy markets, a net four cent decrease for motorists who will be filling up," he said.

"The best advice would be, not to fill up today, but wait until tomorrow. You will save an average of a 4 cents a litre. And of course, that could mean at many stations in the Toronto area, prices will be at or perhaps even below a dollar a litre."

McTeague, based in Toronto, said many gas retailers will charge below $1 a litre because they will shed their "operating margins," which could be 10 or 11 cents a litre, as part of "deep discounting."

McTeague said the markets are rattled because the price crude oil has dropped more than $20 a barrel in a month.

McTeague said the drop is unexpected and it is in response to the rapid drop in the price crude oil. On Tuesday, crude oil dropped nearly eight per cent in value, he said.

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