Gas prices up by 2 cents; diesel up 3.3

Newfoundland and Labrador's fuels regulator increased the ceiling on the price of gas for the third week in a row on Thursday morning.
Gas prices jumped by two cents per litre on Thursday morning. (CBC)

Newfoundland and Labrador's fuels regulator increased the ceiling on the price of gasoline for the third week in a row on Thursday morning. 

The maximum price for all grades of gas is up by 2.0 cents per litre, the Public Utilities Board said. 

Thursday's weekly setting brings the maximum price for a litre of self-serve unleaded gas at stations on the Avalon Peninsula, for instance, to $1.42. Some retailers charge less, while maximum prices are generally higher across the province. 

Prices are just over six cents more expensive per litre than a month ago. 

The PUB also allowed an increase in diesel prices by as much as 3.3 cents per litre. 

Furnace oil is up by 0.74 cents per litre, while stove oil is up 2.42 cents per litre. 

Propane heating fuel bucked the trend, dropping by 2.0 cents per litre.