Gas prices up by 2 cents, diesel down by 2 cents

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…

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