With the price of oil dropping, the Alberta government is reinstating its fuel tax in October.
Starting October 1st, Albertans will be charged a partial tax of 4.5 cents per litre. The province's non-discounted fuel tax is 13 cents per litre.
The province sent a letter to all fuel retailers explaining the changes on Wednesday.
When the price of West Texas Intermediate (WTI) drops between US$89.99 to $89.99, the province will introduce a 4.5 cents per litre tax. Once WTI drops even lower between US$80 and $84.99, it will reintroduce a 9 cents per litre tax. And infally, the fully 13 cents per litre tax is reintroduced when WTI dips below US$79.99.
Marked gasoline and marked diesel will also be affected.