Diesel jumps 13 cents in NS overnight after breaker clause invoked – Halifax

Diesel costs in Nova Scotia skyrocketed overnight on Saturday after a breaker clause was invoked.

Diesel rose 13.7 cents, with Nova Scotians now paying at least $2.26 a liter for self-service at the pump.

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Cape Bretoners continue to pay the most at the pump. Diesel prices in this region are now between US$2.28 and US$2.30 per liter.

The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) announced Friday afternoon that it will invoke its suspension clause to adjust diesel costs.

“This change is necessitated by significant shifts in the market price of diesel oil,” the utility said in a press release.

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This comes after a breaker clause was invoked three days earlier to increase diesel prices by 11.9 cents.

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Gasoline costs were unaffected by the disruption and have remained unchanged since Friday.

However, on Friday, just before Thanksgiving weekend, pump prices for gasoline rose eight cents. Nova Scotians pay a minimum of $1.65 per liter for regular self-serve gasoline. For Cape Bretons, the cost can be as high as $1.69 per liter.

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Hung is a Interreviewed U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. Hung joined Interreviewed in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: hung@interreviewed.com.

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