Carbon tax increase results in jump at the pump in Nova Scotia

An increased carbon tax on fuel means it will cost you more to fill up your tank in Nova Scotia this morning.

After lowering prices on Friday, the u-a-r-b has again adjusted prices, raising the price for gasoline by 3.8 cents to 170.1 at midnight.

The provincial regulator says 3.3 cents of the increase is due to the rise in the federal fuel charge, which now accounts for 17.61 cents per litre.

Diesel prices also jumped overnight, climbing by 4.6 cents to 189.9.

The u-a-r-b said that 4.01 cents of that increase was due to the increase in carbon tax, which now represents 21.39 cents per litre on diesel

At this time last year, we were paying 1.54 for gasoline and 1.63 cents for diesel.

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