Some drivers in New Brunswick woke up to a big spike in fuel prices Wednesday morning.
After New Brunswick’s Energy and Utilities Board invoked its interrupter clause last night, the new maximum price for diesel jumped to around $2.24 per litre, an increase of more than eight cents.
Most local gas stations are selling for a few cents less.
Regular self-serve gasoline was not affected, with its maximum price staying at just under $1.83 per litre.
Furnace oil also went up by around nine cents and brought its new maximum price to nearly $2.04 per litre.
The interrupter clause is triggered if average market prices for fuel change by six or more cents per litre in a single day. The province’s maximum prices then change two days after at 12:01 a.m.
The New York Harbour barge price for diesel jumped seven cents on Monday and another 14.2 cents a litre on Tuesday.
New Brunswick fuel prices will adjust again at midnight on Wednesday, as per its regular schedule.