Cars were lined up at the Main Street Chevron Station around noon Friday to beat the gas price hike at other stations locally. Mark Brett/Western News

Cars were lined up at the Main Street Chevron Station around noon Friday to beat the gas price hike at other stations locally. Mark Brett/Western News

Gas price hike

Gas prices jumped overnight in Penticton

Gas prices in Penticton like most parts of B.C. and other parts of Canada took a substantial jump Friday.

At some stations locally regular grade gas went up by as much 10 cents a litre or more clocking in at $1.23.9 or higher.

At noon on Friday there were line ups at the Main Street Chevron station in Penticton with an advertised price of $1.15.8 a litre.

The increase comes just before the Labour Day long weekend and is being blamed on shortages because of flooding in Texas shutting down pipelines and refineries.

During the day GasBuddy.com website was reporting the average price of gas in B.C. as $1.28.7.

The cheapest gas in Kelowna reported on the website was at the Gordon Drive Husky station being $1.22.9 at noon Friday.