The first day of September has brought higher gas prices to some stations in Vernon.
Just before the final long weekend of the summer, some outlets have raised their prices to $1.23.9 or $1.24.9 a litre, but there are others that are still at $1.17.
The increases are said to be tied to the shutdown of some refineries in Texas due to Hurricane Harvey.
Prices have shot up an average of 10 cents a litre across the country.
“Hurricane Harvey’s associated flooding and longer than expected stall over the Texas refinery row is likely to see steep price hikes at the pumps across North America for the next few weeks,” Dan McTeague, senior petroleum analyst with GasBuddy told Kiss FM earlier this week. “With a portion of total U.S. gasoline production shut in due to the prolonged effects of Hurricane Harvey, Canadians should expect a noticeable increase beginning this Wednesday.”