Most fuel prices increase
The Public Utilities Board has again jacked up its maximum prices for all regulated petroleum products in the province, except propane.
There was no change in Labrador where price adjustments have been suspended for the winter season.
Maximum fuel prices changed Thursday as follows:
• all types of gasoline will increase by 0.3 or 0.4 cents per litre (cpl) – depending on the HST rounding impact;
* ultra low sulphur diesel (ULSD) will increase by 2.3 or 2.4 cpl – also depending on HST rounding;
• No. 2 blend furnace oil will increase by 2.06 cpl;
• stove oil will increase by 1.28 cpl; and.
• residential propane used for home heating purposes will decrease 4.2 cpl.
Burin Peninsula gas pump prices are now 96.9 cpl for regular, self-serve; 99.9 for full service and diesel is 95.1 cpl.
Heating fuels are set at 66.02 cpl for furnace oil; stove oil is 69.02 cpl and propane for heating 69.4 cpl.
The higher Canadian dollar was identified as one of the reasons for the increase in prices.
The next scheduled price change will occur this Thursday.