Gasoline Tax Rates

This section provides information on current and historical gasoline tax rates in the Province of Prince Edward Island.

What rate of Gasoline Tax is currently paid by the consumer?

Effective Wednesday, January  1, 2020, the fixed rate of Gasoline Tax paid by a consumer is as follows: 

Gasoline Tax Rates

Fuel Product

Tax Rate per Litre


8.47 cents

Diesel oil

14.15 cents

Aviation fuel

0.70 cents

What are the historical Gasoline Tax rates in the Province of Prince Edward Island?

The resource Historical Rates of Gasoline Tax provides tax rates back to 1924 for gasoline and diesel.

How are changes made to the rate of Gasoline Tax?

A change in the rate of Gasoline Tax would normally be announced in the Budget Speech presented to the Legislative Assembly by the Minister of Finance. Any such announcement would initiate the tabling of legislative amendments in support of the tax rate change.

How are consumers and distributors informed of Gasoline Tax rate changes?

A formal Gasoline Tax Notice is produced each time there is a Gasoline Tax rate change. Gasoline Tax Notices - Rates are forwarded by email and/or mail to fuel distributors and are posted on our website.


Disclaimer: This page is prepared for information purposes only, and should not be considered a substitute for the applicable statutes. Should there be any conflict between the contents of this page and the statutes, the statutes shall prevail.
Published date: 
March 14, 2017

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