Gas prices spike again in N.S.

Motorists in Nova Scotia are being hit by big hikes at the pumps in the wake of Hurricane Harvey in the U.S.

Gas prices jumped by 6.7 cents per litre Friday night when the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board invoked the interrupter clause.

Regular self-serve is selling for around $1.211 per litre in the Truro area as of Saturday morning.

Friday night's increase follows a 7.3 cent per litre increase during the regular weekly setting on Thursday night.

The interrupter clause allows for changes due to a significant event, and has now been used 11 times since 2009.

Analysts expected the interrupter clause might also be used in New Brunswick on Friday night, but the maximum price remains unchanged at $1.124 per litre as of Saturday morning.