Canadian residents are heading across the U.S. border in growing numbers in an effort to spare their wallets from the ever-increasing gas prices in the Lower Mainland.
The cost to put gasoline in the tank has been hitting record-high prices over the last several weeks.
Meanwhile, prices to fill-up in Blaine, Wash. are around $4.86 per gallon, which is $1.635 per litre after conversion to Canadian dollars. By comparison, gas prices throughout South Surrey and White Rock are as high as $2.20 per litre on Wednesday (May 11).
The Shell Gas Station, located at 360 D St. in Blaine has been seeing “a lot more traffic of customers coming out of B.C.” in recent weeks, taking advantage of the lower gas prices, Guri Gill, the station’s co-owner, said.