Gas and propane prices rose today, as our province’s fuels regulator responded to fluctuating oil prices. The Public Utilities Board raised the ceiling of gas prices by 1.9 cents or 2 cents a litre, with the changes due to rounding for HST in different pricing zones. The price setting means that a litre of self-serve unleaded gas on the Avalon Peninsula (where prices are cheapest) can now sell for no more than $1.328. Prices are higher in most other areas of the province. How bad are these gas prices? Well, they’re 21 cents higher than they were a year ago. The good news: if you drive a car that drinks diesel, your costs are down 2 cents per litre. If you don’t drive a rig like that, well, furnace oil and stove oil are down a little too. And as for propane (up by 3.3 cents per litre) — it’s not BBQ season just yet…