For another three months, Albertans will continue to save the 13-cent provincial fuel tax on every litre of gasoline or diesel they purchase.
The provincial government committed to evaluating the program quarterly and reinstating it in stages only if the average price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil fell below $90 per barrel.
For the four-week period ending June 15, WTI averaged $115.88 per barrel.
“While fuel prices have continued to increase nationwide, Albertans still pay considerably less than their provincial neighbours. We’re pleased to extend this important relief measure until the end of September,” said premier Jason Kenney
With the corresponding reduction in GST, the province estimates a 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)
The province will re-evaluate this plan in the fall.