Gas prices fuel dissent

Dear editor,

Can someone please explain to me why we are paying $136.9 per liter for gas in Port Hardy while Campbell River prices are nine cents per liter less? Yes, nine cents. At the time I am typing this most Campbell River prices are at $127.9 for regular gas.

When one of the local trucking companies asked a fuel company recently why fuel prices were so much more in Port Hardy than they were in Nanaimo or Campbell River, they were told, “transportation costs.” So they offered to haul fuel to Port Hardy from Naniamo for one cent per litre and were turned down.

I believe in supporting business in the community you live in, and I also understand that the local stations do not set the prices but this is complete bovine feces! Fuel prices can be checked online at

Terry Krook

Port Hardy