Carbon tax created higher fuel prices in Alberta

Aug 4, 2017

If you go to https://www.gasbuddy.com/Charts you can create charts on average fuel prices by city, province, etc., over any duration you want.

Alberta introduced a carbon tax on January 1st, 2017.

If you look at the average Alberta vs. Saskatchewan fuel price for the past year, the Alberta price went above Saskatchewan for the first time in decades with the introduction of the tax.

Here is the past year’s chart:

Avg gas AB vs SK past year

Here is the past 8-years’ chart:

Avg gas AB vs SK past 8 years

Further study reveals that Alberta went from being on average about 6-10 cents per litre cheaper than Saskatchewan, to 6-10 cents per litre more than Saskatchewan.  So, about a 12-20 cent per litre change in fuel price.

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Posted on August 4, 2017, in economic impact, miscellaneous, oil, political. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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