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Summer road trips without gas price shock, experts say

Filling up is expected to be relatively cheap this summer — unlike last year’s $1.40 per litre that outraged drivers.

Filling up is expected to be relatively cheap this summer — unlike last year’s $1.40 per litre that outraged drivers.

Industry observers are predicting a relatively subdued summer driving season, which runs from May to September, as consumers keep a closer watch on their spending.

“You may see a little bit of a spike, say about five cents a litre ... But, all in all, I see where prices are today is where they’re going to stay throughout the summer,” said Roger McKnight, senior petroleum adviser for En-Pro International in Oshawa.

Jason Toews, co-founder of price-tracking website GasBuddy.com, is predicting a bump in pump prices over the next couple of weeks before the Victoria Day long weekend, peaking at somewhere around $1.05 per litre.

 
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