UPDATE: Gas price war fizzling out?

One station is offering gas for 119.9, the lowest in the Lower Mainland.

The station that sparked Langley’s gas price war has raised its rates again, but the cheapest gas in the region was still to befound locally, as of Thursday morning.

Super Save Gas, at 56th Avenue and the Langley Bypass, had cars lined up around the corner and backing up onto the BypassWednesday buy gas at $1.19 a litre.

Several other gas stations within a kilometre lowered their prices as well, with some stations on the Bypass and FraserHighway selling gas for about $1.24 or $1.23 per litre.

Meanwhile, the average price in the rest of Metro Vancouver remained between $1.44 and $1.49 a litre. Even in Abbotsford,where taxes on gas are lower, prices are hovering at around $1.35 to $1.37 per litre.

By Thursday morning, however, the gas price at the Super Save on the Langley Bypass was back up to $1.46.

Several nearby gas stations were still selling fuel for between $1.24 and $1.29 a litre, according to the websiteGasbuddy.com.

Super Save Gas did not immediately respond to questions about why they priced their gas lower at their outlet on 56thAvenue.

The last major gas price war in the Lower Mainland was in 2001, when gas was as low as 60 cents a litre for a time.

Another gas price war in 1998 was indirectly linked to Super Save Gas – Super Save sold more than 50 gas stations in theLower Mainland and Vancouver Island to U.S. gas retailer Arco, which slashed prices for months. Gas was selling for as low as35.9 cents into early 1999.

By mid-2001, Arco was already pulling out of local gas station ownership, selling stations and allowing leases to expire.

Just Posted

Hope mothers work together to improve access, connections for autistic children

Families with autistic children in rural areas have difficulty accessing resources, each other

UPDATE: Man with gunshot wound drives into ditch on Chilliwack River Road

Serious crimes investigators believe early morning shooting to be targeted

WATCH: Rally at MP’s office Friday in Chilliwack to stop KM pipeline

Water samples from Chilliwack rivers were delivered to MP Strahl’s office in a symbolic gesture

Editor’s view: A Hopeful start to the community’s first 10 km run

Good mix of pomp and circumstance, variable terrain and silliness at Sunday’s run

Lower Mainland could see spring flurries

Snow expected at higher elevations

Vancouver Aquarium’s resident octopus released into ocean

Staff let the Giant Pacific octopus go into the waters near Bowen Island so she can reproduce

Canucks sing the Blues as they fall to St. Louis 4-1

Berglund nets two, including the game-winner, to lift St. Louis over Vancouver

Calving season brings hope for Cariboo ranchers

Still a lot of work ahead to recover from the wildfires

Canada’s Kaetlyn Osmond wins figure skating world title

The 22-year-old fwon the women’s singles crown with her Black Swan routine

B.C. pooches celebrate National Puppy Day

Check out some of the submissions from around B.C. for National Puppy Day 2018

Alberta tells B.C. to stop opposing pipelines if it doesn’t like gas prices

John Horgan said he would like to see the federal government step in to deal with high gas prices.

B.C. mother hit in truck rampage dies

Family confirms mother of four Kelly Sandoval dies almost two months after being hit.

B.C. officials failed to tell Kiwis Fraser Health CEO had been fired in 2014

New Zealand spending scandal exposes Dr. Nigel Murray 2014 exit from B.C. job

PHOTOS: Students exhibit stunning paper couture dresses

22 paper made gowns will be on display at Vancouver’s Oakridge Centre until March 27

Most Read