The cost of driving became noticeably cheaper on Thursday in Newfoundland and Labrador, as the provincial fuels regulator ordered stations to lower their prices.

The Public Utilities Board lowered the ceiling on all grades of gasoline by 4.3 cents per litre.

The change means that retailers on the Avalon Peninsula, for instance, can charge no more than $1.406 for a litre of self-serve unleaded gas. (Some retailers charge considerably less.)

The setting brings prices to almost where they were a month ago.

Diesel fuel also became cheaper in Thursday's setting, with a drop of about 2.7 cents per litre.

Furnace oil and stove oil both dropped by 2.42 cents per litre.

The PUB also lowered the cost of propane for heating by 3.1 cents per litre.