If you’ve noticed pumps in Kamloops have been running out of gas, it’s not just happening in the River City.
GasBuddy Senior Analyst Dan McTeague says, the limited supplies come after some companies shut down for maintenance- including Petro Canada, which normally supplies about a quarter of Western Canada’s needs.
“And now we are seeing of course, they may have underestimated the amount of inventory that thought they were going to need to patch them over this period of time, and now we’re seeing rolling shortages, right here from the B.C Interior, Central B.C, all the way back out to Thunder Bay, Ontario.
However, McTeague says, people shouldn’t panic.
“Because that will just simply cause a run on limited supplies. Get what you need, and move on.”
He adds, not knowing how long the maintenance issues will be suggests this problem could last for a couple more weeks.