It appears to be a recurring sample in B.C.
Fuel costs immediately spike $0.10 per litre within the spring, however spike a lot larger in Vancouver than elsewhere, resulting in suspicions Large Oil is sticking it to British Columbians in some price-gouging scheme.
So a B.C. NDP authorities asks the BC Utilities Fee (BCUC) to search out simply what the heck is happening.
The commissioner points a report concluding that, though there seems to be some “value discrimination” in B.C., there isn’t a proof of unlawful value fixing or collusion.
This isn’t an outline of a present BCUC inquiry into excessive fuel costs, however moderately a BCUC inquiry from 1996.
Again then, after a dramatic value spike in April of that 12 months, the Glen Clark NDP authorities requested then BCUC commissioner Mark Jaccard — now a sustainable-energy economist at Simon Fraser College — to search out out why fuel costs spike a lot larger in B.C. than elsewhere in Canada.
Extra lately, after fuel costs shot up $0.12 per litre at first of April this 12 months after which hit highs of $1.72…