**Updated** UARB to invoke interrupter clause for the price of gas at midnight
**Updated at 3:42 p.m.**
The Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (UARB) is invoking the interrupter clause at midnight to adjust the price of gas.
The board says the change is necessary "due to significant shifts in the market price of gasoline", adding that the price for diesel oil is not affected.
There's no word from the board as to what that change will be, Wilsons Gas Stops said via Twitter that gas will be increasing.
The board has determined that the interrupter clause will be invoked and NS fuel prices will increase again after midnight.— WilsonsGasStops (@WilsonsGasStops) September 1, 2017
This is the 11th time the UARB has used the interrupter clause since May 2011.
Gas prices have been adjusted five times with the interrupter clause, four of which being decreases, and diesel has been adjusted five times, three of which were increases.
The board considers the clause when the market price fluctuates up or down by between six and eight cents per litre against the weekly benchmark price.
Historical use of interrupter clause:
|Sep-02-15||Diesel||Up 6.5 cents|
|Aug-26-15||Gasoline||Down 5.1 cents|
|Mar-11-15||Diesel||Down 6.4 cents|
|Feb-23-15||Diesel||Up 7.1 cents|
|Feb-04-15||Gasoline||Up 6.4 cents|
|Jan-28-14||Diesel||Up 6.4 cents|
|Oct-24-12||Gasoline||Down 5.3 cents|
|Sep-20-12||Gasoline||Down 6.3 cents|
|May-18-11||Diesel||Down 7.4 cents|
|May-07-11||Gasoline||Down 8.1 cents|