Just in from doing some last minute shopping and thought I'd post a quick update. I noticed the Petro-Canada stations I passed by in the western GTA were open and busy while there were still some other gas stations that were out of gas. For those who are just noticing that some sites are posting triple zeroes on their price signs, you can find the background here and here.
I also talked to my colleagues in Quebec this morning and it appears there are also some problems with other stations running out of gas in the Greater Montreal Area.
So I talked to my colleagues in Distribution and everything continues to be working as it should at Petro-Canada in both cities. Our fuel supplies are healthy, our distribution systems are delivering fuel to our gas stations around the clock and our stations are open and busy. Really busy to be frank. We're seeing significant demand spikes as more and more drivers are coming to us for gasoline, likely as they continue to see other stations without gas. This is obviously unexpected and our folks in distribution are being put to the test, but they are responding well.
Hopefully this will all be resolved soon. In the meantime, happy holidays from all of us at Pump Talk.
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