You may have noticed some stupidly high gas prices lately.
People filling up in Prince Rupert this weekend had to pay nearly $1.63 per liter.
Think that’s bad? People in Vancouver were paying almost $1.83 per liter.
So who–or what–is to blame for this insanity?
The answer is pretty simple actually: it’s Putin’s fault.
“Sanctions were put in place against Russia after the country invaded Ukraine, and some commodity prices are already soaring as a result,” CTV News reports.
Oil prices were surging before the invasion due in part to more people wanting to drive and travel following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions.
And Putin’s “attack on Ukraine is putting even greater pressure on an already surging oil price environment and that will cost Canadians more at the pump,” Global News writes.
Just a suggestion, but maybe it’s time to buy one of those electric vehicles that carmakers were advertising during the Super Bowl.