Another Friday, another big spike in Nova Scotia gas prices

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Nova Scotia sees another record-high gas price
WATCH: The price of gas is up again and while most people aren't surprised many are frustrated about ongoing increases and lack of support. Amber Fryday was at the pumps earlier today to check in with Nova Scotians about how the increase at the pumps is affecting them. – Jun 10, 2022

The cost of gasoline in Nova Scotia has hit an all-time high once again, jumping by seven cents on Friday.

Nova Scotians are now paying a minimum of $2.15 per litre 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.

This jump comes exactly a week after gas prices rose by 5.5 cents in the province to $2.08 per litre after it sat at around $2.03 in late May.

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Before that, it hit a new record high at $2.08 for the first time when the province last invoked its interrupter clause on May 17 and it went up by 9.5 cents.

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This time last year, Nova Scotians were paying 129.8 cents per litre for gasoline — a change of 85 cents within a year.

Diesel also went up on Friday, by 5.6 cents to just over $2.12 cents per litre at the pump.

Compared to one year ago, diesel in Nova Scotia is up by a total of 12 cents per litre.

Gas prices in neighbouring New Brunswick have also hit a new record high this week, after jumping up by 8.3 cents overnight on Thursday. New Brunswickers are now paying a maximum of 219.3 cents, or $2.19, per litre for regular self-serve.

The higher prices come in part because of supply chain disruptions following Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, as well as the reopening of the economy leading to a higher demand for gasoline.

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