Nfld. & Labrador

Unexpected price change sees gas drop by 9.9 cents per litre across N.L.

In an unexpected change ahead of the weekend, Newfoundland and Labrador's oil and gas regulator decreased the maximum price of gasoline by 9.9 cents per litre. 

All other fuel types remain the same

Gas prices decreased by 9.9 cents per litre in Newfoundland and Labrador on Friday morning. (Dan McGarvey/CBC)

In an unexpected change ahead of the weekend, Newfoundland and Labrador's oil and gas regulator dropped the maximum price of regular gasoline by 9.9 cents per litre Friday morning. 

The Public Utilities Board says because of "recent commodity market developments," it's intervening to adjust maximum prices outside its regular weekly update on Thursdays.

A litre of self-serve regular gasoline now costs $1.81 on the Avalon Peninsula, $1.83 on the Burin Peninsula and in central Newfoundland, $1.87 on the Connaigre Peninsula, $1.85 in Springdale, $1.82 in Corner Brook, $1.83 in the Codroy Valley and $1.83 to $1.85 on the Northern Peninsula. 

In Labrador, prices are now $2.35 in the Straits, $2.39 in the south, $2.16 in central Labrador, $1.88 in western Labrador and $1.90 in Churchill Falls.

The prices of other fuel types are unchanged.

The following chart shows how gas prices have changed recently at Newfoundland and Labrador retailers, as reported by users of the GasBuddy.com website.

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