Metro Vancouver gas prices match record levels

Gas prices in Metro Vancouver hit record levels on Friday morning, starting the day at many stations at more than $1.50 per litre before rising further.
A comparison shows that not only are Vancouver prices at record highs, they're considerably higher than in other cities. (CBC)

Gas prices in Metro Vancouver hit record levels on Friday morning, starting the day at many stations at more than $1.50 per litre before rising further.

As the morning went on prices kept going up, with unconfirmed reports on Gasbuddy.com saying some stations were charging more than $1.52 by 10 a.m. PT.

The prices appear to match record levels last seen in July 2008, when regular gasoline hit $1.52 in Vancouver and Victoria.

Across Canada the average price is $1.27, while drivers in Edmonton are paying as little as $1.02 per litre, according to Gasbuddy.com.

When CBC News checked earlier reports that one station in Richmond was charging $1.55 per litre on Friday morning, they turned out to be false.