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Ottawa gas prices expected to increase 14 cents a litre on Thursday

Ottawa motorists are being warned to expect a big hike in gasoline prices this week, as prices rise to the highest level since August 2022.

Canadians for Affordable Energy President Dan McTeague says gas prices will increase 14 cents a litre at stations in Ottawa and across Ontario on Thursday.

The price of gasoline is expected to be 179.9 cents a litre in Ottawa.

The hike in gasoline prices comes two weeks after prices increased three cents a litre due to the federal carbon tax hike.  As of April 1, the federal government increased the price on carbon pollution by $15 per tonne to $80. 

According to, the average price for gas in Ottawa was $1.52 a litre in April 2023.  Gasoline prices jumped above $2 a litre in May and June 2022.

The hike in gasoline prices comes as refineries switch to summer-blend gasoline in mid-April, which is more expensive than the winter blend.

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