Shell is celebrating 30 years of refining oil in Alberta by rolling back gas prices to 1984 levels.
The promotion will see eight stations across the province lower their bronze-grade fuel prices to 39.9 cents per litre – the price of gas 30 years ago – for about an hour at a time on Wednesday.
The anniversary specifically celebrates the opening of the Scotford refinery and styrene plant located approximately 40 kilometres northeast of Edmonton. Shell says that all products produced at the Scotford refinery come from Alberta’s oil sands.
The oil company’s Twitter account unveiled the participating locations alongside the hashtag #1984Pricing. Photos from the Twitter feed also showed employees dressed to match the decade.
— Shell Canada (@Shell_Canada) October 8, 2014
The average price for regular unleaded gasoline in Edmonton was just over $1.12 per litre as of Wednesday October 8, according to monitoring site Tomorrow’s Gas Price Today. Albertans generally pay some of the lowest prices for fuel in the country.
The promotion was generally met with enthusiasm on twitter from motorists lucky enough fill their tanks at the throw back prices.
— Stephanie Mayne (@Radio_girl87) October 8, 2014
— Kayla Saxon (@kayla_saxon) October 8, 2014