Diesel down almost a cent as gas prices go up slightly

The price of diesel fuel fell by almost a penny Thursday across Newfoundland and Labrador, while gas prices scarcely changed at all. 

The Public Utilities Board dropped the cost of diesel by as much as 0.9 cents a litre. 

Despite that decrease, gas prices went up Thursday — albeit only marginally. The PUB hiked the ceiling on all grades of gasoline by just 0.2 cents a litre. 

It's only the fourth time so far this year that regulated gas prices have increased in Newfoundland and Labrador. The cost of gas is now more than 11 cents cheaper than it was at the beginning of the year. 

Meanwhile, furnace oil dropped by 0.53 cents a litre, and stove oil decreased by 0.86 cents a litre. 

Price trend

The following chart shows the recent trend in average gas prices in Newfoundland and Labrador, as reported by individual consumers through GasBuddy.com. [Not seeing the interactive on your mobile phone? Click here.]