Gasoline prices increased across Newfoundland and Labrador on Thursday for the first time in five weeks, although the increase won't make much of a dent at the cash register.

The Public Utilities Board approved an increase in the ceiling of gas prices by 0.3 cents per litre. In some pricing zones, the increase was just 0.2 cents per litre because of rounding for taxes.

The slight increase follows four consecutive price drops.

The change means that the most a retailer on the Avalon Peninsula can charge for self-serve unleaded gas is $1.365 per litre. Prices are generally more expensive in other areas of the province.

Meanwhile, the PUB approved a hike of 2.2 cents per litre for diesel.

Furnace oil and stove oil prices jumped by 1.79 cents per litre.