National Energy Board predicts costly fuel for summer drivers

Federal agency expects to be oil prices to be around $30 to $50 higher than last summer

Canada’s National Energy Board is predicting an expensive driving season this summer. Citing continued political unrest in some oil-producing countries, the agency expects average oil prices to be somewhere between US$100 and $120 per barrel, significantly higher than last summer’s range of $70 to $80. This rise in oil prices translates to a spike in the cost of gasoline and diesel, since crude oil is their main ingredient. According to, the average price for a litre of gas in Canada on Thursday was $1.33.

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