MP concerned about rising gas prices

Recently re-elected Langley Conservative MP Mark Warawa is adding his concerns about high gas prices to those raised by Industry Minister Tony Clement on Thursday.

“In our constituency office and around Langley, I am hearing the questions and concerns residents have about fluctuating fuel prices,” said Warawa.  “We know that the high cost of gas can be a burden for Canadian families. Everyone is feeling the pinch at the pumps. Especially at a time when household budgets are already tight, Canadians want and deserve answers.”

Gas prices in Langley jumped to $1.44 a litre on Wednesday, even though crude oil prices took a sharp drop last week and remain under $100 (U.S.) a barrel.

Clement said he will ask refiners, distributors and retailers to come to Ottawa to appear before a parliamentary committee, and explain their pricing methods to Canadians.

“Members of Parliament will get the chance to ask them the common-sense questions we’ve been hearing from Canadians,” said Warawa. “I’m looking forward to hearing what they have to say.”

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