Petroleum product prices were up significantly across the board Saturday morning on Prince Edward Island.

The Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission, which sets petroleum prices twice a month, said wholesale prices were up for all products, forcing an increase in the retail price.

  • Gas: up 4.0 cents a litre to $1.355
  • Heating oil: up 6.0 cents a litre to $1.193
  • Diesel: up 6.0 cents a litre $1.548
  • Propane: Up 9.3 to 15.0 cents a litre to between $1.102 and $1.164 for bulk delivery

Community service Opposition critic Colin LaVie said the government needs to take steps to help alleviate the burden of rising fuel prices on Islanders.

LaVie said the government came into power on a promise of tax fairness for all Islanders, specifically when it came to fuel prices. He said action needs to be taken in the upcoming provincial budget to address part of the fuel tax burden.

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