UPDATE: Interrupter Clause Causes Jump At The Pumps

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this story indicated gas prices increased due to the carbon tax. In fact, the tax is not supposed to increase until July 1 — NB News Now misinterpreted previously received information. We regret the error.

New Brunswickers who plan to fill their gas tanks on Sunday should brace for a jump at the pumps.

The Energy and Utilities Board, which regulates the cost of petroleum in New Brunswick, adjusted its maximum prices Saturday night after a large jump in New York Harbour trading prices on Friday.

Drivers who fill their tanks with regular self-serve gasoline will now pay a maximum of $1.72 per litre, an increase of eight cents. Diesel, on the other hand, did not move and remained at about $1.88 per litre.

Most gas stations across New Brunswick still sell both fuels for a few cents less.

Meanwhile, furnace oil and propane prices also didn’t budge, staying at around $1.68 per litre and $1.07 per litre, respectively.

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