Drivers across Newfoundland and Labrador were facing higher prices at the pumps Thursday morning, while consumers waiting for home-heating oil deliveries got the slightest of breaks. 

The Public Utilities Board in its regular Thursday setting lifted the maximum price of gas by as much as 2.3 cents per litre. The change is slightly less in some areas because of rounding for taxes. 

The increase brings the maximum price for a litre of self-serve unleaded gas on the Avalon Peninsula, for instance, to $1.375, although some retailers charge less. 

The setting brings prices almost exactly to where they were one year ago. 

The PUB raised the ceiling on diesel by 1.4 cents a litre. 

Furnace oil, meanwhile, dropped, albeit by just 0.09 cents per litre. Stove oil dropped by just over two cents a litre, while heating propane dropped by a cent per litre.