Heat, gas will cost more this winter

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QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 4:33 PM ET

Canadians can expect to pay more to heat their homes this winter, the National Energy Board said.

While supply is plentiful and the winter is expected to be "seasonally normal," the price of natural gas will be higher because of increased demand, the NEB said in a news release.

Heating oil will also cost a little more than it did last year because refinery outages in the U.S. - planned and unplanned - have reduced the supply. However, a mild winter in the Maritimes could lower demand.

The average price for heating oil in Canada this winter, the NEB said, is expected to average between $1.15 and $1.35 per litre.

Gasoline will be more expensive because of Hurricane Sandy and refinery outages in the U.S. this past fall, the NEB said. The average price for unleaded gas is expected to be between $1.20 and $1.40 per litre.


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