Gas prices at six-month low in Ajax, Oshawa and most of Durham but price hikes are coming

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Published August 26, 2022 at 3:14 pm

Drivers in Oshawa, Ajax and the rest of Durham Region woke up this morning to the lowest gas prices they have seen in the past six months, but analysts predict it won’t last.

Today prices fell from the previous day to as low as $1.47 per litre (with a Costco membership) which has brought some much needed relief to consumers who have had to deal with inflated numbers all summer.

But the relief is expected to end as the Labour Day weekend approaches as some experts predict it will hit $1.85 come September, an increase of some 30 cents per litre from today’s prices.

Oil price industry analysts say the increase will come as the price of diesel fuel rises as the weather starts to cool down. This tends to pull the price of gasoline at the pumps along with it.

However, you will have almost a week to enjoy the current prices which haven’t been this low since February.

Since then, prices have steadily shot up and peaked at $2.15 in June in most Ontario locations and have hovered around $1.75 for most of August.

Gas Prices (as of August 26)

  • Pickering Esso 478 Kingston Road                 150.9
  • Ajax Costco 150 Kingston Rd. E.                       147.9
  • Whitby Pioneer 1519 Dundas St. E.                  151.6
  • Oshawa Costco 90 Windfield Farms Drive     146.9
  • Bowmanville Pioneer 146 Liberty St. S.         151.6 
  • Port Perry Petro-Canada 1817 Sgugog Street 157.9
  • Uxbridge Race Trac 182 Main St. N.                 154.6
  • Beaverton Petro-Canada 1415 Simcoe Street  152.9

 

 

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