Residents across most of the province should be waking up to lower gas prices this morning. At midnight, the price of gas went down an average of four cents across Ontario. Although the price drop hasn't reached northwestern Ontario yet, it is expected in the coming days.
According to Gas Buddy, Kenora residents are paying an average of $1.38.9 per litre. Dryden residents are paying $1.39.9. The Ontario average is now $1.31 per litre.
“I know tax is necessary, but the price of gas is ridiculous,” said Dryden resident Brendan Pearson.
“I’m just thankful that we don’t pay as much as some of our surrounding cities. Sioux Lookout has been around $1.60 for I don’t know how long. That’s more than our premium gas price in Dryden. It’s ridiculous. Lowering the price will really help. A lot of people struggle. Lowering the price will go a long way,” Pearson added.
Gas Buddy’s information says that the prices for both Ontario and Canada have been going down since reaching an Ontario average of $1.35 per litre late in June.
Lowering gas prices by 10 cents per litre was one of Premier Doug Ford’s campaign promises, as part of his plan to scrap the cap and trade program and carbon tax program. Both were some of his first acts since being sword in as premier.
Kenora Mayor Dave Canfield has said that he will be meeting with ministers at the Association of Municipalities of Ontario meetings next month, and he plans to request that the government limit the price of gas across the province.