Gas prices expected to rise as BC’s carbon tax hike kicks in
British Columbian drivers can expect to pay more at the pump and that is no (April fools) joke.
Starting today, the carbon tax is increasing from $35 per tonne of Co2, or equivalent emissions, to $40 per tonne, which will add about one cent per litre at gas stations.
On Sunday, it some Vancouver gas stations were charging as much as 158.9 cents per litre. With that number expected to rise, experts are anticipating it might not be long before prices reach an all-time high.
The highest price ever paid by Metro Vancouver drivers was 163.9 cents a litre on Oct. 13, 2018.