Someone Posted A Throwback To Gas Prices In March 2020 & People Are Getting Nostalgic

Who remembers the days of 68.9 cents a litre?

Calgary Staff Writer
Esso gas station.

Esso gas station.

Gas prices in Canada are expected to reach all-time highs this week, with some cities like Vancouver facing a 12 cents a litre rise over a 48-hour period.

Climbing gas prices has led one person to get nostalgic on the Reddit Calgary page.

The poster hailed low gas prices in Calgary as their "favourite memory of 2020" describing the "sweet gas price" in March 2020, adding: "Took a picture to remember the good ol’ days."

The photo, taken in March 2020, shows gas prices were at an incredibly low 68.9 cents a litre, which seems pretty unimaginable now.

That’s a huge jump compared to the gas price predictions for Thursday, March 3, which stands at 193.9 cents a litre in Vancouver and 167.9 cents a litre in Toronto.

The post, as expected, kicked off a huge conversation.

from Calgary

One user said: "See, what you should have done is filled a bunch of plastic grocery bags with gasoline, for the memories."

Another added: "Year 2000 gas prices two decades later. Not gonna see that again anytime soon. What a ride."

One poster reminisced that in 2017, $40 was more than enough to fill their car but now it’s "pushing $60."

Another said: "I worked for Esso when we first went from Imperial to Metric. 16.9/litre for regular."

Low prices in March 2020 came at the same time people were staying at home due to country-wide lockdowns. However, since then, gas prices in Canada have been increasing at a rapid rate.

In February this year, Dan McTeague, the president of Canadians for Affordable Energy, told CTV there is a "massive tightness in supply" leading to rising costs at the pumps.

He later told CTV that the conflict between Russia and Ukraine is fuelling higher gas prices and that he "can't see a scenario where prices won't go higher and remain higher."

While Alberta drivers might be feeling the strain of rising costs, they can be happy they don’t live in B.C. where gas prices are expected to reach 180.9 cents per litre on Tuesday.

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