POINT ROBERTS (NEWS1130) – Expect long lineups at the border this weekend as the price of gas in Washington State keeps dropping, as more Lower Mainland drivers are flocking to the States to fill up.

Gas prices across the border are down 3 cents a gallon this week, working out on average to about $1.06 a litre for Canadians, compared to $1.40 locally.
Amanda Parsons works at the Shell in Point Roberts and says she’s never seen so many BC plates rolling through.

“People are bringing their own gas tanks down here, some people fill up 10 or 15 gas tanks, and put them in their trunk and then drive back across the border.”

Parsons says the line-ups can be up to an hour.  “People used to do it, but not as much as they are now, you’d definitely see it every single day, where Canadian are brings down jerry cans and filling up extras and bringing them across. I think it’s absolutely insane!”

She says some Canadians drop up to $400 a visit for gas and it’s only getting busier.

The average price in Washington State is about 35 cents a litre cheaper than here.