Yo-yo pricing continues at pumps

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After relenting half a cent a litre a week earlier for gasoline, the Public Utilities Board laid on another two and a-half cents Thursday.

The PUB weekly sets maximum prices for all regulated petroleum products in all areas of the province, except where maximum price adjustments have been suspended for the winter months.

The 2.3 cpl increase saw Burin Peninsula motorists paying $1.393 a litre maximum for regular, self-serve gasoline and $1.424 for full service.

Diesel fuel went up 1.4 cpl to $1.554 a litre locally.

Heating fuels – furnace oil and stove oil – dropped slightly. Furnace oil went down less a tenth of a cent to $1.1479 for peninsula residents and two cents a litre on stove oil to $1.1841 a litre.

Propane heating fuel continued its rise with another cent a litre added. Burin Peninsula users are now charged $1.231.

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