Another Friday, another big spike in gas prices in Nova Scotia – Halifax


The cost of gasoline in Nova Scotia once again hit a record high, jumping seven cents on Friday.

Nova Scotians now pay a minimum of $2.15 per liter for regular self-serve at the pump.

Cape Bretoners continue to pay the most, with prices now ranging between 217 and 219.5 cents per litre.

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The jump comes exactly a week after gasoline prices rose 5.5 cents in the province to $2.08 per liter after hitting around $2.03 in late May.

Prior to that, it hit a new high at $2.08 for the first time when the province last invoked its hiatus clause on May 17 and it rose 9.5 cents.

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This time last year, Nova Scotians were paying 129.8 cents per liter for gasoline, a change of 85 cents year over year.

Diesel also rose Friday, up 5.6 cents to just over $2.12 a liter at the pump.

Compared to a year ago, diesel in Nova Scotia has increased by 12 cents per liter in total.

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Gasoline prices in neighboring New Brunswick also hit a new high this week, after jumping 8.3 cents overnight Thursday. New Brunswickers now pay a maximum of 219.3 cents, or $2.19, per liter for regular self-serve.

The higher prices are partly due to supply chain disruptions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as the reopening of the economy leading to increased demand for gasoline.

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