Update: Gas shortage spreads to Sicamous

Gas is sold out at the Shell and Petro Canada stations in Salmon Arm

Update: 11:25 a.m. June 12

The Shell and Petro Canada Stations at the west end of Salmon Arm are still out of gasoline. The Husky station on Shuswap Street has placed caution tape around their pumps due to a debit system malfunction but still has gas.

The Salmon Arm Chevron and Armstrong Regional Co-op stations still have gas available.

In Sicamous, the Shell station has only premium gasoline remaining, but they are selling it for the same price as regular.

The Sicamous Husky station still has gas.

Original story:

Gas stations in Salmon Arm are beginning to feel the effects of the gas shortage that hit other parts of the province last week.

The Petro Canada station is out of gasoline but still has diesel.

The Shell station at the west end of town has only diesel left while the uptown location still has premium gasoline which they are selling for the same price as regular.

Dan McTeague, the senior petroleum analyst for Gasbuddy.com, said the shortage seen across parts of the interior of B.C. and Alberta, and is linked to longer than expected maintenance at a Suncor refinery in Edmonton. Suncor operates Petro-Canada.

“Much of the gas in [the] region is sent from there to the Petro-Canada terminal in Kamloops,” McTeague said.

“At last report, the company was trying to source fuel from the U.S.”

McTeague says the temporary pump closures are expected to last some time.

Said Suncor spokesperson Nicole Fisher in an email: “We understand that this is an inconvenience for our customers and we apologize. We are doing everything we can to minimize the impact, including sourcing additional supply.”


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