Gasoline summertime blues
The roller coaster ride is a popular attraction at midways and fair grounds during the summer, and it’s popular as well in gasoline pricing.
Thursday, the Public Utilities Board set maximum prices for all regulated petroleum products in all areas of the province and again turned the downward trend of the previous week to an upward one last week..
It didn’t amount to much – only three tenths of one cent – but it was up.
Burin Peninsula motorists now stop at the pumps and pay $1.391 for regular, self-serve gasoline and $1.421 for full service. Diesel went up almost two cents a litre to $1.388 locally.
Heating fuels were up over a cent and a-half litre and is now pegged on the peninsula at $1.0444 for furnace oil and $1.0926 for stove oil. Propane went up almost half a cent a litre to 74.8 cpl. The next scheduled price change is this Thursday.