Corner Brook gas stations get topped up

Cory Hurley
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Gas stations in Corner Brook have re-fueled after running short Monday and Tuesday.
A tanker delivered plenty of gas to Ultramar stations on Mount Bernard and Confederation Drive around mid-morning, and availability of gas is back to normal at both locations.
Joseph Gallant, assistant manager at the Mount Bernard location, said the tanker dropped off 14,000 litres of gas Tuesday.

The station had been supplying its customers with supreme-grade fuel at the same price as regular.

Gallant said there was a spike in demand for fuel throughout

Monday, which he attributed to people being prepared with the storm forecasted and the recent power outages.

"I think it was due to the fact people were being cautious because of all the news," he said.

That location had been without regular gas for about 12 hours.

Craig Veitch of Veitch's Ultramar said the number of customers at the station Monday evening was unheard of for that time on a weekday. He said they ran out of gas at around 9 p.m., and it was late Tuesday morning before the tanker arrived.

Veitch said he also heard there was a shortage of available drivers to deliver the gas.

The Canadian Tire gas bar at Murphy Square also ran short of gas Monday.

Organizations: Canadian Tire

Geographic location: Corner Brook

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