While the price of gasoline in Nova Scotia decreased for the first time in seven weeks overnight, it’s dropped twice in a neighbouring province leaving an 11 cent gap.
Gasoline in Nova Scotia dropping 4.1 cents a litre at midnight making regular fuel cost about 132.6 cents a litre in metro.
In New Brunswick, the cost is 121.6 cents a litre.
NB’s Energies and Utilities Board set its price on Wednesday night. Then on Thursday it invoked its interrupter clause allowing it to make another adjustment.
News 88.9′s Andrew Cromwell said there were some vague indications the board was going to force another change.
“There had been some suggestion that it could be going down again,” Cromwell told News 95.7, Friday. “Obviously, people were looking at what was happening nationally and internationally and that, in fact, we could see prices going down again.”
The EUB would not confirm or deny the rumours ahead of the change, and Nova Scotia’s Utility and Review Board has not made any indication that it may invoke our interrupter clause to the same effect.
The clause can be invoked at any time to adjust prices when the price of wholesale gasoline changes significantly within a week’s time.
As long as the difference in price is more than a dime, Cromwell predicts New Brunswick may gain some of Nova Scotia’s business.
“When you’re looking at a 10 minute drive between communities such as Sackville and Amherst, it may be a quieter day at Nova Scotia gas stations on the border,” he said.