Big drop in diesel

The Southern Gazette - - NEWS -

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.

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