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Gas prices jump in long weekend anticipation

A motorist reaches for the pump at a gas station on Feburary 24, 2011. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Patrick Dell

HALIFAX – A jump at the gas pump on the eve of the long weekend.

Regulated prices rose by 4.3 cents at midnight, raising the minimum price to 108.4.

A smaller increase for the price of diesel. Fuel prices are up this morning by 2.8 cents to 98.6.

At this time last year we were paying $1.01 for gasoline, 89 cents for diesel.

Oil was trading at $46.19 U.S. per barrel, just over $3.00 less than yesterday’s closing price of $49.72.

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