Update: Prices dropped another 7 cents on the morning of November 23, for an overall drop of 17 cents. But we're now the 5th most expensive fuel in Canada - as other locations saw larger price decreases.
Even after a 10-cent drop in prices in northwestern Ontario – the Kenora District is now paying the 6th most expensive fuel price across Canada.
GasBuddy reports that the only communities who are paying more for fuel include Golden, Terrace, Squamish, Fort St. John and Courtenay – all in British Columbia. Kenora’s price of 179.9 per litre is also tied with Merritt and Port Alberni, also of BC.
This comes as Thunder Bay once again reports the least expensive prices in Canada at 118.9 per litre. Sioux Lookout is reporting prices of 184.9 per litre, Dryden continues to see 177.9 per litre, while Red Lake reports prices as low as 154.9 per litre.
Kenora – Rainy River MPP and former Energy Minister, Greg Rickford, says he still ‘can’t explain’ the price differences seen between Kenora, Dryden, Sioux Lookout, Red Lake and Thunder Bay. Although, Manitoba will always be a few cents cheaper due to taxation differences.
Although - the Kenora District’s price drop is notable. Last week, Q104, KenoraOnline and DrydenNow reported that Ontario’s average gas price changed 37 times between September and November, but they only changed once in northwestern Ontario. This is now the second drop in 3 months.