Fuel shortage continues to impact Ontario

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TORONTO, Ont. — Although CN workers have returned to the job, a shortage of gas and diesel continues to plague Ontario.

An independent Web site, torontogasprices.com, shows diesel was going for as much as 97.9 cents per litre in the GTA. Some stations were closed over the weekend as they ran out of fuel. The shortage has been blamed on the CN strike as well as a Feb. 15 fire at an Imperial Oil refinery.

Petro-Canada says it has increased production of gas and diesel in Ontario by 500,000 litres per day to help cope with the shortage. Several Petro-Canada and Esso stations were closed over the weekend as they ran out of fuel.

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