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October 7, 2010

The following is being distributed at the request of the Board of Commissioners of Public Utilities:

Weekly Adjustment of Maximum Prices of Regulated Petroleum Products

Effective 12:01 a.m. Thursday, October 7, 2010, the Public Utilities Board set maximum prices for all regulated petroleum products in all areas of the province.

Maximum fuel prices will change as follows:

  • All types of gasoline motor fuel increased by 4.3 or 4.4 cents per litre (cpl);
  • Diesel motor fuel increased by 4.3 to 4.6 cpl;
  • Furnace oil and stove oil heating fuel increased by 3.72 cpl; and,
  • Propane heating fuel increased by 1.1 cpl.

These maximum prices reflect the change in the average benchmark price of the products over the seven-day period ending Tuesday of this week. As an example, the average benchmark price for gasoline, as tracked on the New York Mercantile Exchange (NYMEX) and converted to Canadian dollars, increased over the period by 3.84 cpl, resulting in a 4.3 cpl increase, accounting for taxation and rounding.

The next scheduled price change is Thursday, October 14, 2010.

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1. Automotive Fuels – Maximum Retail Pump Prices – Effective October 7, 2010
2. Heating Fuels – Maximum Tank Wagon (or ** Tank Farm) Prices – Effective October 7, 2010

Media contact:
Michelle Hicks
1-866-489-8800, 489-8837
Email: or visit the board’s website:

2010 10 07                                                    1:25 p.m.

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