The cost of driving in Newfoundland and Labrador became a bit more expensive on Thursday, with retailers allowed to charge as much as 2.7 cents extra for gasoline.

The Public Utilities Board lifted the ceiling on all grades of gas during its weekly price setting on Thursday morning.

The change means that the maximum price for a litre of self-serve unleaded gas on the Avalon Peninsula, for instance, is now $1.322.

The cost of trucking, though, dropped slightly, with the cost of diesel down by as much as 0.4 cents per litre.

There was another split, on home-heating fuel. Furnace oil climbed by 0.82 cents per litre, while stove oil costs dropped by 0.2 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.