UPDATED: some gas stations out of fuel as long weekend approaches

A few gas stations in Quesnel are reporting shortages today

A few gas stations in Quesnel are experiencing fuel shortages as Canada Day long weekend approaches.

The Petro-Canada station on Maple Drive in south Quesnel say they are currently out of regular fuel, but are expecting a shipment around lunchtime.

Manager Skeeter Kumpula says they weren’t able to receive their shipment from the Husky Refinery in Prince George and instead their fuel will come from Kamloops. She wasn’t aware of a reason for the change.

The Chevron station on Carson Avenue is out of 94 octane gas, and Ginni Kaur, who works at the station, says she is not sure of the reason for the shortage.

Other stations in Quesnel are reporting they do have fuel.

Kim Guttormson, a spokesperson for Husky, says the Prince George refinery is ramping back up to normal operations after a power failure late last month damaged a piece of equipment.

“This led to reduced gasoline production. We brought in supplies to help resolve any shortages; however, it is possible suppliers may be experiencing tighter volumes going into the long weekend,” she says.

Earlier this month, stations across B.C.’s northern interior experienced fuel shortages due to longer than expected maintenance at a Suncor refinery in Edmonton.


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