Residents take advantage of gas price dip

Langford the place to come for cheap gas, drivers say

Gas and diesel fuel prices at filling stations in Langford tend to be a cent or two cheaper than those in town

Gas stations in Langford appear to be leading the recent drop in prices around the Capital Region.

Customers from around the West Shore including Colwood, Metchosin, View Royal and some as far as Sooke, are coming to Langford gas stations including the Chevron station at Goldstream Avenue and Veteran’s Memorial Parkway to save.

“It helps that I live here in the West Shore, but I do make it a point to fill up here,” said Langford resident Tina Watson. “I understand they are potentially competing with Costco, so they try to keep their prices the same, but everywhere else in town, it is either two or three cents more.”

Watson doesn’t live far from the station and comes every Friday to fill up. Wednesday’s price of $1.14.9 per litre was a marked decline from the prices that hovered past $1.20 per litre during summer when gas prices are usually at their highest.

“I am a single mother and I make $20 an hour. It’s hard, I need my car and it’s a necessity, so I would like to see it go down a little more,” the care aide said. “Every Friday it is between 30 to 40 bucks.”

The Esso on Jacklin Road next to the West Shore Town Centre, and Superstore off Veteran’s Memorial Parkway were all a cent cheaper compared to many other stations in Langford where most stations sold for $1.15.9 per litre. Costco, where a paid membership is necessary to buy is 113.9 cents per litre.

Dana Fraas, a registered nurse at Victoria General Hospital, lives near the border of Colwood and Metchosin and comes into Langford regularly to fill up.

“I always come to this gas station because it is always the cheapest gas,” Fraas said. “I used to go to Costco, but my Costco card expired so I don’t go anymore.”

alim@goldstreamgazette.com

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