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Wednesday , 6 July 2022

Alberta will continue waiving fuel tax for 3 months

The provincial government announced they will continue waiving the fuel tax for at least another three months.

In a press release Wednesday afternoon, the government says this will save consumers 13 cents when they go to fuel up.

The program came into effect in early April when gas prices began to soar.

The government will re-evaluate the program in September.

It is estimated that with the corresponding reduction in GST, this amounts to total savings of about $6.80 per tank for a compact car (50 litres), $7.21 for a small SUV (53 litres), $12.65 for a mid-size SUV (93 litres), $18.50 for a large pickup truck (136 litres) and $185.50 for a semi-trailer (1,364 litres), according to government figures.

About Michael Menzies

Menzies is the editor-at-large for Connected Media Inc. Born and raised in Vermilion, he started in May 2018 during his NAIT Radio and Television practicum and reports on local politics, sports, and community issues. He became the Bonnyville Pontiacs play-by-play voice during the 2019-20 season. He also comments on provincial and national issues. Menzies hosts Connected! Evening Monday-Thursday at 5 o’clock. He also likes to buy books and read some of them.