- As many drivers fill their tanks in modest increments to save money on gas, some may find themselves stranded or forced to abandon their vehicles as rising gas prices drain their wallets and tanks.
- Prices in Toronto are expected to hit $2.15 a liter on Saturday, according to Gas Wizard, a Canadian gas forecasting service, while prices in Montreal could reach $2.24 per liter.
As many drivers fill their tanks in small increments to save money on petrol, some can be left stuck or forced to abandon their cars as skyrocketing gas costs empty their wallets and tanks.
Paula Guitar, who was driving to Newmarket, Ont., to care for her ailing mother, said to CTV News she ran out of gas in the middle of her journey. Guitar ended up busking for enough money to reach her destination.
According to Brian Patterson, head of the Ontario Safety League, “a lot of individuals are driving on $20 worth of gas.” “When they run out of gas… you can imagine someone running out of gas in the middle lane today on the 400.”
The Canadian Automobile Association (CAA) reported an increase of stranded motorists in May, with more than 1,000 occurrences reported, up from 732 in 2021.
Gas prices have repeatedly smashed records across Canada in recent months, and analysts predict that this trend will continue.
According to Dan McTeague, president of Canadians for Affordable Energy, this upward trend will continue to affect all provinces in the coming months.
Toronto, Vancouver, and Montreal, among other major Canadian cities, have recently seen a constant hike of one to 3 cents daily.
According to Gas Wizard, a Canadian gas forecasting service, prices in Toronto are predicted to reach $2.15 per liter on Saturday, while prices in Montreal could reach $2.24 per liter. The Canadians who are bearing the brunt of the rising cost of living are in Vancouver, where costs might hit $2.34, making it the most expensive city in the country.
Source: CTV News