Big drop in diesel
The Public Utilities Board reduced the cost of diesel by nearly 11 cents a litre Thursday.
Maximum prices were set for all regulated petroleum products in the province.
Diesel, which had reached $1.53 a litre on the Burin Peninsula last week, now sits at $1.422.
The price of gasoline also witnessed a drop last week week, falling by 1.7 cpl. As a result, motorists in the region are paying $1.38 a litre for regular, self serve at the pumps and $1.41 for full service.
As for home heating fuels, furnace oil dropped by 0.65 cpl to $1.098 a litre, while stove oil jumped 0.75 cpl to $1.1462. Propane, which remained unchanged, still costs 94.1 cpl.
The next scheduled price change is this Thursday.