It will cost drivers a bit less to operate their vehicles in Newfoundland and Labrador today, as the Public Utilities Board ordered retailers to drop the maximum price of all grades of gasoline they sell by as much as 1.9 cents per litre.

There may be minor differences in some pricing zones, because of rounding up for taxes.

The setting means that retailers on the Avalon Peninsula can charge no more than $1.393 for a litre of self-serve unleaded gas. Prices are higher elsewhere, including $1.458 in Labrador, from The Straits to Red Bay, and $1.502 on Change Islands. 

The cost of diesel fuel is also down, by 2.0 cents. 

Furnace and stove oil will cost less. Both fuels dropped in price by 1.71 cents per litre.  

In its weekly setting, the PUB slightly increased the price for propane, by 0.3 cents a litre.