It appears to be a recurring sample in B.C.
Gasoline costs out of the blue spike $0.10 per litre within the spring, however spike a lot larger in Vancouver than elsewhere, resulting in suspicions Huge Oil is sticking it to British Columbians in some price-gouging scheme.
So a BC 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 is no such thing as a proof of unlawful price-fixing or collusion.
This isn’t an outline of a present BCUC inquiry into excessive gasoline costs, however moderately a BCUC inquiry from 1996.
Again then, after a dramatic value spike in April of that yr, 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 gasoline costs spike a lot larger in B.C. than elsewhere in Canada.
Extra just lately, after gasoline costs shot up $0.12 per litre in the beginning of April this yr after which hit highs of $1.72…