Zigzagging gas prices take a slight dip

Refusing again to stick to a trend, gas prices across Newfoundland and Labrador dropped a little on Thursday. 

The 1.3-cent drop comes after an increase last week, a dip the week before that, and an increase before that. 

The fluctuations have meant that gas prices now are almost identical to one month ago.

On the Avalon Peninsula — where gas prices are traditionally cheapest — Thursday's setting means that a litre of self-serve unleaded can now be sold for no more than $1.311.

Other maximum prices include $132.9 in Marystown, $1.318 in Deer Lake and $1.348 in Happy Valley-Goose Bay.

Meanwhile, diesel prices dropped Thursday by as much as 0.5 cents a litre.

Furnace oil dropped by the same amount.

Price trend

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