Pipeline explosion expected to increase prices at the pump

By Pete McIntyre / Beach Radio Vernon
October 10, 2018 - 3:35pm

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. — A natural gas pipeline explosion north of Prince George is expected to increase the cost of filling up your gas tank.

GasBuddy.com says gas prices are set to rise across the Pacific Northwest over the coming week as that incident knocked out oil refineries in Washington state that rely on natural gas to power portions of their facilities that produce gasoline, diesel and jet fuel.

“The duration of the price impact will depend on the length of time that the pipeline is out of service, but it may be at least one to two weeks. Motorists are urged to only buy what fuel they need to limit the scope of the price increases,” says Gas Buddy’s Dan McTeague.

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