BLAINE (NEWS 1130) – As gas prices hit record levels in B.C., the prices are also reaching new highs in Washington state. But that’s not stopping Canadians from crossing the border.
“They’re still saving … with the exchange, even,” said Chris Kruse, who manages a Chevron in Blaine.
He says he’s still seeing lots of B.C. license plates — maybe a few more than usual. “About 95 per cent of our business is Canadian anyways, but we have noticed an increase in Canadians coming.”
In Seattle, the cost of a gallon has gone up by about $0.40 over the past month.
Kruse says people from the Lower Mainland often show up with jerry cans to take advantage of the lower prices. He adds they aren’t shy — and often lament the price at the pump at home. “I let them bring it up, and they usually do!”
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He tells us most Canadian customers at his station are from the Surrey area. “It’s worth their while because it’s so close to the border.”
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