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Gas analyst has advice for Horgan: stop opposing the pipeline expansion

Last Updated Mar 24, 2018 at 8:23 am PDT

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A gas analyst says Horgan should stop opposing the Trans Mountain pipeline if he wants to control soaring gas prices

John Horgan has suggested the federal government step in to help curb record high fuel prices

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – A Canadian gas analyst is shaking his head over the latest comments from BC’s premier.

This comes after John Horgan suggested the federal government step in and help control soaring, record high gas prices.

Dan McTeague of GasBuddy.com says there’s a simple solution to that problem; stop opposing the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion.

“It’s an interesting time, I’m quite surprised at the number of people out there who are not listening to some of the hard facts.”

He says twinning the line will allow more gasoline to flow from Alberta refineries because right now, the existing pipe is having to switch between products including diesel, gas and light oil.

McTeague adds the serious squeeze is also affecting Vancouver International Airport.

“It’s having to rely now, believe it or not, on Washington State’s BP refinery, to get the bulk of it’s gas and jet fuel, that to me, it’s disgraceful.”

He says the BC NDP appears to be peddling false information on the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. Gas prices have also been affected by a weaker Canadian dollar and maintenance at refineries.

Premier Rachel Notley also took shots at Horgan this week, accusing his government of environmental hypocrisy by applying different environmental standards for the LNG project in BC than he’s demanding from Alberta for Trans Mountain.