Drivers frustrated with fuel price hike

Price at the pumps in Summerland rose by nine cents a litre

Last week’s sudden jump in gasoline prices has left motorists feeling frustrated.

The price rose from 138.9 cents a litre to $147.9 cents a litre for regular unleaded gasoline.

Spencer McIntosh, who lives in West Kelowna but works in Summerland and Penticton, said the higher price is affecting him since he drives 40 to 80 kilometres a day for work.

Lynn Sauer, who also has to drive to work, is also noticing the price difference. “That was a big shock,” she said of the sudden price increase. “I wish I had filled up the day before the price went up.”

Jack Peterson was also disappointed as he filled his vehicle.

“It’s been going steadily up pretty quickly,” he said.

The price increase affects him as he makes the drive to the Okanagan from Keremeos every day.

While Kyle Carroll is still driving now, he wonders how long he will be able to afford the higher prices.

“If it goes up anymore, I won’t be able to drive,” he said. “It’s getting too expensive.”

Matt Dykstra said the increased costs have meant he and his family are making some changes.

“We just don’t go as far any more,” he said. “We try to do things more locally.”

Dykstra also wonders why the prices are able to fluctuate as much as they have this summer.

John Goedhart is also disappointed with the latest price increase.

“It’s frustrating,” he said. “It’s always going up. It’s complete price fixing.”

Anne-Marie Crofts said the price increases are beyond her control.

“It’s just something that we have to live with,” she said. “What are we going to do about it?”

 

Just Posted

South Okanagan kettle program in need of volunteers

The Penticton Salvation Army kettle program has 700 slots to fill

Summerland fallen soldier honoured in Alberta

Percy Broad called to the bar, more than a century after his death in battle

Summerland remembers

Summerland gathers in Memorial Park for Remembrance Day

Two seasons of Stranger Things, in an hour

Charlie Ross brings his One-Man Stranger Things and One-Man Lord of the Rings to Penticton

BYOW: Valley Hemp Imports to remain marijuana accessory shop only

Owner says the Penticton and Oliver stores will not become cannabis distributors

VIDEO: Marvel Comics’ Stan Lee dies

Marvel co-creator was well-known for making cameo appearances in superhero movies

Calgarians head to the polls to declare ‘yea’ or ‘nay’ on Winter Games

The question “are you for or are you against hosting the 2026 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games?” was to be posed to them Tuesday in a plebiscite to help determine whether the city should move ahead with a bid.

Heir’s big birthday: 70 candles lined up for Prince Charles

Prince Charles turns 70 Wednesday, Nov. 14, 2018, still serving in the heir to the throne role he has filled since he was a young child.

Trudeau lays down challenge to companies in bid to boost trade with Asia

“Building the relationships, building the connections, building the facility and also changing mindsets — getting Canadian companies to see the opportunities we have around the world to partner and invest.”

CNN sues Trump, demanding return of Acosta to White House

CNN is asking for an immediate restraining order to return Acosta to the White House.

Amazon to split second HQ between New York, Virginia

Official decision expected later Tuesday to end competition between North American cities to win bid and its promise of 50,000 jobs

US trial to tell epic tale of Mexican drug lord “El Chapo”

Guzman’s long-awaited U.S. trial begins Tuesday in New York

Northern California wildfire is deadliest in state history

Holding out slim hope as crews search for more fire dead; 42 already killed in blaze

Surging Rangers beat visiting Canucks 2-1

Goalie Lundqvist ties Plante on all-time wins list

Most Read