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November 12, 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, November 11, 2010, the Public Utilities Board set 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.

Maximum fuel prices changed as follows:

  • All types of gasoline motor fuel increased by 1.3 or 1.4 cents per litre (cpl);
  • Diesel motor fuel increased by 2.7 or 2.8 cpl;
  • Furnace oil heating fuel increased 2.46 cpl;
  • Stove oil heating fuel increased by 2.33 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 1.21 cpl, resulting in a 1.4 cpl increase, accounting for taxation and rounding. The commodity market movements for the period were offset to some extent by a higher Canadian dollar. Since fuel on the commodity markets is priced in U.S. currency, a higher Canadian dollar means it is not as expensive to purchase these products.

The next scheduled price change is Thursday, November 18, 2010.

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1. Automotive Fuels – Maximum Retail Pump Prices – Effective November 11, 2010
2. Heating Fuels – Maximum Tank Wagon (or ** Tank Farm) Prices – Effective November 11, 2010

Media contact:
Michelle Hicks
Communications
1-866-489-8800, 489-8837.
Email: mhicks@pub.nl.ca or visit the board’s website: www.pub.nl.ca 


2010 11 12                                                    9:25 a.m.
 


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