The Labour Day weekend is usually one of the busiest travel weekends of the year and this weekend P.E.I. drivers will be hit with a spike in fuel prices.
The Guardian has learned prices for gas, diesel and home heating oil will all increase.
Effective 12:01 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 1 the price for gas will jump by 3.5 cents per litre. That will push pump prices up to 140.3 to 141.5 cents per litre.
On Friday, the average price across Canada was 133.5 cents per litre.
Diesel prices will increase by 5.0 cents per litre while home heating oil prices will increase by 4.0 cents per litre.
The Island Regulatory and Appeals Commission, which regulates gas prices on the Island, will make the new prices official on Sunday.
Reports suggest the busy Labour Day weekend, as well as the continued uncertainty in the Middle East caused by developments in Syria, is to blame for the spike in fuel prices.
However, the price of oil fell below $108 a barrel Friday as an imminent U.S. attack on Syria appeared less likely.
The next scheduled price adjustment is Sept. 15.