Alberta’s government has officially scrapped the provincial fuel tax, meaning Albertans will be saving 13 cents per litre when they fill up at the pumps. The measure is in effect until at least June 30. 

The government will consider the future of the tax based on a sliding scale of the West Texas Intermediate crude price. 

“Alberta’s government is pleased to implement a measure that will provide real economic relief to Alberta families and businesses alike,” said premier Jason Kenney. 

“With the provincial government’s intervention, all Albertans will now reap the benefits of money saved at the pumps and beyond.” 

The federal carbon tax increase also came into effect Friday, which raised gasoline prices by two cents per litre. 

According to GasBuddy.com, as of Friday (Apr. 1), gas prices in Fort Saskatchewan and Sherwood Park range from $1.52 to $1.54 per litre. 

In addition to the savings at the pumps, the province is providing further relief on soaring energy costs by providing $150 in energy rebates to more than one million eligible homes. 

A natural gas relief program, announced as part of Budget 2022, will see eligible consumers receive a rebate when natural gas prices exceed $6.50 per gigajoule starting in October.