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Drivers enjoy eight-cent break at the pumps

Drivers in HRM awoke to a present at the gas pumps Wednesday morning.

The price of gas dropped 8.1 cents a litre overnight to

124.7 for regular self-servce after the Nova Scotia Utilities and Review Board

announced on Tuesday it would invoke the interrupter clause for the first

time ever to change the price of regular gasoline.

People were enthusiastic about the reduction on Twitter.

"Woah! Gas down .08 cents keep it going #halifax," @devinlockyer said.

At this time last year, the price of regular self-serve in Halifax was 104.2.

The price of crude has fallen by 16 per cent since May 2.

Another price-drop could be coming on Friday too, as that is the regular day the regulated price is set.

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