Newfoundland and Labrador consumers got a very slight break in the cost of gas on Thursday morning, although they'd be forgiven for not noticing it on their receipt.

The Public Utilities Board lowered the ceiling on all grades of gas by 0.3 cents per litre.

The change brings the maximum cost for a litre of self-serve gas to $1.332 on the Avalon Peninsula, where gas prices are cheapest. Some retailers charge considerably less to lure customers.

The PUB, meanwhile, hiked the cost of diesel by as much as 1.6 cents per litre. The difference may be less in some areas of the province because of rounding for taxes.

Home-heating fuel also got more expensive. Furnace oil is up by 0.87 cents per litre. Propane heating fuel is up 1.5 cents per litre, while stove oil is up 3.38 cents per litre.