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Gas stations the region under the microscope of the Competition Bureau

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Agents from the Competition Bureau of Canada were at Bas-Saint-Laurent in recent days. (Archive photo)

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Several gas stations in the region received a visit from officials from the Competition Bureau of Canada last week.

The agents traveled to understand how gasoline prices are determined in the region. They were also trying to determine whether some retailers are fixing prices to inflate them, which is an illegal practice. conclusions of their field investigation.

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Last summer, the MP for Rivière-du-Loup, Amélie Dionne, asked the Competition Bureau to investigate inequalities in the price of gasoline in the region.

According to the latest figures from the Régie de l'energie du Québec, regular gasoline sold for $1.63 per liter in average in January in Bas-Saint-Laurent, the highest price in the province behind Nord-du-Québec.

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