Demand for fuel left Chevron dry late last week

Motorists looking to fuel up Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning were out of luck if they tried the Chevron Town Pantry in Courtenay, which had run out of gas after dropping the price to 99.9.

MANY MOTORISTS NEVER thought they'd see the price of gas drop below $1 a litre

Motorists looking to fuel up Wednesday afternoon or Thursday morning were out of luck if they tried the Chevron Town Pantry in Courtenay, which had run out of gas after dropping the price to 99.9.

Thursday morning, the company was “working hard to get a delivery of fuel there as fast as we can,” Chevron Canada spokesperson Deidre Reid said.

Chevron’s gas comes from its Burnaby refinery, where it’s manufactured. The company has a terminal at Hatch Point on the Island.

Reid said Chevron stations are depleted every once in a while “if there’s a logistical issue or something like that.

“We try to anticipate the volume at a station as much as possible,” she said. “When we are in a situation where prices are so very competitive, this can happen.”

Her advice to customers is to enjoy the low prices while they last.

“The competitive prices, certainly people have been taking advantage of those and filling up when they can,” Reid said. “We do recognize that there is a new entrant (Costco) into the marketplace in that area.”

Competitive prices, however, are not sustainable in the long-term, Reid added.

“When you add up taxes and crude oil, we’re not even covering that at the current prices in some areas.”

The most expensive place to refuel in B.C. this week has been Fort Nelson, where four stations were selling gas for 142.9. Stations in Port Hardy, Port McNeill and Port Alice, all in the North Island, were the next most expensive at 139.9.

For more information check www.bcgasprices.com.

 

 

Just Posted

Police respond to alleged bear-spray threats

A number of Comox dog owners have reported their off-leash dogs being threatened with bear spray

Brent Flahr new Philadelphia Flyers assistant GM

Courtenay resident reunited with Chuck Fletcher in Philadelphia

Comox Valley Food Bank – 35 years of feeding the Valley

The Comox Valley Food Bank turns 35 years old on Dec. 19,… Continue reading

Kingfisher Resort unveils newly renovated Ocean Courtyard Wing

The $2 million renovation was completed at the end of November

New Cumberland fire engine long overdue, says fire chief

The prospect of a new fire hall delayed the order as existing engine bays were too small

Man caught on camera allegedly trying to defraud ICBC

Auto-insurer warns B.C. drivers to record info after crashes

Warning issued as forecast calls for 20-foot waves in Tofino

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

Oil tanker ban to be reviewed by committee

Indigenous groups for and against Bill C-48 travel to Ottawa to influence the Senate’s decision

An 800-pound pig named Theodore needs a forever home, B.C. society says

‘Theodore is not destined to be somebody’s bacon’

Courtenay man named Flyers assistant GM

Brent Flahr spent nine-plus years in Minnesota

Teenager Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player for the Year Award

Derek Cornelius and Chilliwack native, Jordyn Huitema were named Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

B.C. teen MMA fighter shows heart

Young Unity MMA competitors bring home Ws

2,000 Canadians died of an overdose in first 6 months of the year

New data from the Public Health Agency of Canada shows the crisis is not subsiding

Most Read