As gas prices continue to soar across the country and around the world, the provincial government will announce relief at the pumps for Albertans next week.
Rob Williams, press secretary with Alberta Transportation, made the announcement Friday via Twitter.
“To help ease the strain on wallets at the pumps, Alberta’s government will provide consumer relief from rising gas prices,” said Williams pointing to an announcement from the UCP next week.
Gas prices have skyrocketed since the Russian invasion of Ukraine. With sanctions hitting Russia, the world’s third-largest oil producer, gas prices are expected to continue to see record highs as the world deals with supply shortages as a result.
The price of a barrel of WTI on Friday hit $115.08.
According to GasBuddy, average regular gas prices are all on an upward trend across the country.
Average regular gas price comparison by province as of Friday, March 4:
BC – $1.86
Alberta – $1.55
Saskatchewan – $1.56
Manitoba – $1.62
Ontario – $1.71
Quebec – $1.79
Newfoundland – $1.87
New Brunswick – $1.64
Nova Scotia – $1.64
PEI – $1.68
The Canadian Taxpayers Federation (CTF) is calling for the federal government to immediately remove fuel taxes at the pump as prices soar.
“Canadians are feeling the pain of soaring gas prices and high taxes are making things worse,” said Franco Terrazzano, federal director of the CTF.
“Politicians could immediately make life a little more affordable by providing tax relief at the pumps.”
Melanie Risdon is a reporter with the Western Standard
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