Canadians will pay more to heat their homes and fill up their cars this winter, the National Energy Board warned.

The cost of unleaded gasoline is also expected to average between $1.20 and $1.40 per litre across the county.

The increase in gas prices is a result of U.S. refinery outages in the autumn, including the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy and low inventories in the U.S., the board said.

The average heating oil price in Canada, including taxes, is expected to average between $1.15 and $1.35 per litre.

Despite a production increase in the U.S. and an unseasonably warm winter last year, which led to a storage overhang and 10-year low prices this spring, the demand is greater than the supply, the board said.

That’s because the low gas prices led to a higher demand for gas from the U.S. power generation sector.

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