Drivers across most of Newfoundland and Labrador will feel the benefit of Thursday's weekly gas price setting, as the Public Utilities Board ordered retailers to lower charges by as much as 5.9 cents a litre.

The setting brought the maximum price for a litre of self-serve unleaded gas on the Avalon Peninsula, for instance, to $1.304. Some retailers charge less.

Prices are generally higher elsewhere across the province, including a setting of $1.329 in central Newfoundland and one of $1.357 in western Labrador.

The change does not affect remote areas where prices were frozen for the winter.

Diesel costs also dropped. The PUB lowered the price in Labrador by 4.2 cents per litre, and by 3.3 cents per litre at stations in Newfoundland.

Furnace oil and stove oil both dropped by 2.06 cents per litre.

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.