An editorial by Mel Rothenburger.
I’M NOT GETTING MY HOPES UP for the hearings that get underway today on gasoline prices in B.C.
I’ll be surprised if the inquiry doesn’t conclude that gas prices are the result of supply and demand. More importantly, I’ll be shocked if it turns out John Horgan can do a thing about it.
There are those, however, hopeful that it will at least give us some insights into how the oil companies set their prices. If, for examples, it puts to rest, yes or no, the claim that the Trans Mountain pipeline will lower the price at the pump in B.C., maybe it will be worth it.
The whole thing began with Premier Horgan having to look like he was doing something about rising gas prices in Vancouver because, after all, the Lower Mainland is the centre of the universe.
Mel Rothenburger is a former mayor of Kamloops and newspaper editor. He publishes the ArmchairMayor.ca opinion website, and is a director on the Thompson-Nicola Regional District board. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.