Victoria gasoline costs attain record-breaking 221.9

Gas prices at some stations in Greater Victoria reached a historic 221.9 cents per liter on Monday.

Fuel costs in the region are now some of the highest in the country, though they’re still behind prices in Vancouver, where some charging stations are 222.9 cents per liter.

The average price of gas in Greater Victoria was 210.7 cents per liter on Monday afternoon, according to fuel price-tracking website GasBuddy.

Across the country, gas prices are an average of 190.8 cents per liter, while the average price in BC is 206.8 cents per liter on Monday afternoon.

Gas prices surpassed the $2 mark in Greater Victoria for the first time in March, when prices reached the previous record of 216.9 on March 7.

Energy price expert Dan McTeague told CTV News that prices are expected to stay high as Russia’s invasion of Ukraine continues, and as economic sanctions on Russia’s energy sector remain.

With files from CTV News Vancouver’s Regan Hasegawa.

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