**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.

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:

Date Product Change
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