Hike at the gas pumps

Ottawa motorists are being advised to fill up the gas tank today.

Gas price analyst Dan McTeague warns gas prices will jump 4 cents a litre at stations in Ottawa and across Ontario on Wednesday. The average price of gas in Ottawa would jump to $1.33 a litre.

McTeague tells CTV Toronto that this is the week when stations switch to their summer gasoline blend, which is more expensive.

According to OttawaGasPrices.com, prices are sitting at $1.29.9 a litre at most stations in Ottawa.

McTeague says this is going to be the “summer of discontent” for motorists. He predicts prices will likely climb above $1.40 a litre this summer.