Gas prices continue to plummet across the Province and the rest of Canada in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Earlier this month, Vancouverites were pleased to discover that prices at the pump had tumbled below 90 cents per litre, with a number of stations offering gas for only 89.9 cents per litre.
As of Sunday, April 12, a number of stations in Vancouver were selling gas for as little as 85.9 cents per litre. In fact, a handful of them were still selling them early Monday morning. However, prices had climbed up closer to 88 cents per litre later in the day.
The stations that were offering the 85.9 cents per litre deal in Vancouver include: the Esso at W King Edward Ave and Oak Street; the Husky at 1955 Powell Street at Wall Street; the Shell at 1295 East 12th Avenue and Clark Drive; the Super Save at 1317 East 12th Avenue and Clark Drive; and the Husky 2120 Grandview Highway and Lakewood Drive.
Reddit user Northerner6 captioned the 'fuel-filling' moment stating that it was, "The cheapest tank of gas I have purchased in my life living in Vancouver."
In 2019, most people would have scoffed at the notion that Vancouver gas prices would fall below a buck litre in 2020. However, prices have continued to fall across the city.
On Wednesday, March 11., a few gas stations in Vancouver were showing prices as low as 125.9 cents per litre. However, prices continued to fall, and, as of 4:20 p.m. later that day, one gas station was showing 119.9 cents per litre - the Super Save at 1317 E 12th Ave and Clark Drive. As of 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 15, however, gas prices in Vancouver had fallen as low as 115.9 cents per litre.
By March 19, gas prices had fallen a whopping 15 cents down to 99.9 cents per litre at the Chevron at 2918 Kingsway and Killarney Street. As of Friday, March 20 at 10:15 a.m., four gas stations were offering the 99.9 cents per litre deal in Vancouver.