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Higher prices for gas in Alberta in 2018

Filling up a vehicle with gas. Photo Courtesy Pexels.

Get ready to pay more at the pumps come New Year’s Day.

Dan McTeague from GasBuddy.com said prices will be going up thanks to the province.

“On Jan. 1, the Alberta Government will bring in the second phase of its carbon tax,” he said. “That means…a net increase of about…2.2 cents a litre permanently.”

McTeague said the hike is part of the new reality in Alberta, which will have the highest carbon tax in the country, until British Columbia increases its rate in April.