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Drop in gas prices in Simcoe CountyOUS News

Commuters saw another drop in gas prices on Saturday, with Barrie residents seeing prices drop below $1.60 a liter.

“We have seen what could be a four-day period leading up to Sunday in which gasoline prices have fallen by 23 cents a liter. This is unprecedented. This has never happened, even in 2009,” said Canadians for Affordable Energy President Dan McTeague said.

“The massive increase was reactionary. And I think it’s bringing them back to normalcy, and that can only be a good thing,” said motorist Alan Moore.

Passengers are happy but not satisfied seeing the drop in prices.

“How fast they’ve come down over the past few weeks is how absurd it really is, and how absurd the rapid rise is,” Moore said.

“It’s going in the right direction, but it makes a lot of difference if you want to head north, and it adds 20-30 bucks to your trip each way you have to think about it,” said Stephen Bell. Said, while traveling through Barrie.

However, some say they have been able to survive the wrath of rising pump prices in recent months.

“Post-Covid, many people have the ability to work from home. I’ve been lucky enough to be in that group. Personally, gas prices haven’t impressed me much,” Moore said.

But unfortunately, not everyone has been so lucky.

“I go to Brampton every day for work, and I live here, so it’s a good amount of gas and then there are food prices and everything else. Gas prices are going up, it just hurt,” Michael Gillies said.

Fluctuating gas prices have left residents unsure what to expect daily when filling up.

“I think what we’re seeing here is some confusing numbers, and I think it’s up to the U.S. Department of Energy Department of Administration to clarify. I think the wrong data that it published Which may be at the root of why we’re seeing these dramatic decreases in reception,” McTeague said.

Motorists don’t even want to guess where the prices will go next.

“Not too optimistic until the government drops the tax component of gas. I don’t think the Russia-Ukraine war is going anywhere, which means we’ll have the same kind of supply issues that drive up prices,” Bell said.

“My friend drives a small Ranger, and it’s still about $45 for a quarter tank,” Gillies said.

Petroleum analyst McTeague says drivers can expect a further two to three percent reduction on Sunday. Taking prices to levels we haven’t seen since February.

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