Gas prices across P.E.I. rose again overnight, increasing by three cents per litre in the regularly scheduled mid-month petroleum price adjustment.
Including taxes, pump prices for regular, unleaded gasoline at self-serve outlets now ranges from 125.6 to 126.7 cpl.
The Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission said in its decision that gas prices continue to rise across the country. As of July 12, prices were 125.2 cpl in Moncton; 122.5 cpl in Halifax; 135.3 cpl in Montreal; and 126.7 cpl in Toronto. The national average is 128.6 cpl.
The good news for some drivers is that diesel prices went down by two cents a litre in the same adjustment. Home heating oil prices did not change.
Pump prices for self-serve diesel now range from 126.5 to 127.7 cpl. Including taxes, the maximum price for furnace oil is 97.8.
Meanwhile, propane prices increased by 0.8 cpl for Superior Propane, by 0.6 cpl for Island Petroleum, by 1.0 cpl for Irving Energy Distribution and Marketing, and there was no change for Kenmac Energy Inc.
The commission’s next scheduled price adjustment is Aug. 1.