Diesel prices increase in N.B., N.S. and P.E.I.


Drivers in all three Maritime provinces shall be paying extra for diesel after prices had been adjusted Saturday morning.

In New Brunswick, the value of diesel went up 68.6 cents, bringing the utmost worth to 307.3 cents per litre.

This vital leap comes simply two days after diesel prices had been already elevated by 17.8 cents per litre in the province.

In Nova Scotia, the value of diesel went up 15 cents a litre. Drivers in the Halifax space at the moment are paying a minimal worth of 248.7 cents per litre.

In Cape Breton, the brand new minimal worth of diesel sits at 250.7 cents per litre as of Saturday.

The worth of self-serve common gasoline didn’t change in Nova Scotia or New Brunswick.

Both gasoline and diesel prices had been adjusted on Prince Edward Island Saturday morning.

The new minimal worth of standard self-serve gasoline is 194.6 cents per litre — an increase of six cents.

Diesel prices on the island jumped 9 cents, sitting at a minimal worth of 253.6 cents per litre. 

Truck drivers in the area say the value leap makes a big distinction in relation to filling their vehicles.

“Last week, it was 23 [cents] a litre, 750 litres was $1,968,” mentioned truck driver Donald Angell, who was on his solution to Montreal Saturday.

But when Angell went to fill his truck’s tank Saturday morning, 835 litres value him $2,465.

“That’s almost $600 in an increase, just one tank and I only get two days out of it,” he mentioned.

Angell added if the will increase proceed, there shall be a ripple impact for everybody.

“The gas surcharge that we get is just not even compensating, not even shut,” he mentioned. “But then, if we put the gas surcharge up, then prospects, particularly for those who’ve received low-income individuals, they will not be capable of afford to eat. So, you both put warmth in your home, otherwise you feed your children. So, what do you do?”

Jim Sherwood, a truck driver and the proprietor of Valley View Farm Ltd. in Norton, N.B., says though the value distinction is big, he has no alternative however to proceed filling up his truck.

“We’re self-employed, so if we do not work, we do not receives a commission,” he mentioned. “A basic truck payment right now is anywhere between $3,000 and $5,000 a month, as well as insurance and licensing, which keeps coming out whether we drive or not.”

“We have households, now we have workers, we’re working a enterprise. It’s not like you may say, ‘I awakened this morning and I’m not going to work right now.'”


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