Gas up, propane down
The price of gasoline jumped sharply as propane took a nosedive Thursday.
The Public Utilities Board set maximum prices for all regulated petroleum products in the province. Changes to fuel prices included: - all types of gasoline motor fuel increased by up to 5.1 cents per litre (cpl);
- diesel motor fuel increased by up to 1.3 cpl on the island; - furnace oil heating increased by 0.74 cpl; - stove oil heating fuel increased by 0.74 cpl; and, - propane heating fuel decreased by 7.2 cpl. It means a litre of self-serve gas is now $1.451 on the Burin Peninsula, while full-service is $148.1. Diesel costs $1.417 a litre.
For heating fuels, furnace oil climbed to $1.0834 a litre, while stove oil jumped to $1.1316 and propane fell to 87.4 cpl.
The next scheduled price change is Thursday.