Newfoundland and Labrador's fuels regulator on Thursday allowed retailers to raise their gas prices by as much as 3.0 cents a litre.

The Public Utilities Board used its weekly setting to also raise the cost of diesel fuel by as much as 2.8 cents per litre.

The change means that retailers on the Avalon Peninsula, for instance, can now charge as much as $1.403 for a litre of self-serve unleaded. Some retailers, though, charge less.

Prices are generally higher across the province, with prices including $1.41 in Corner Brook and $1.481 in Churchill Falls.

Home heating fuel also became more expensive Thursday. The cost of both furnace oil and stove oil both rose by 1.77 cents per litre, while propane rose by 3.8 cents per litre.

The changes are in step with an escalation in oil prices, prompted largely by political tensions in Syria.

The chart below shows how average gas prices in Newfoundland and Labrador have changed over the last 12 months, compared to both changes in the national average for gas prices and the global price of oil.