UTICA, N.Y. (WUTR/WFXV/WPNY) – In April of this year, the Oneida County Executive and Board of legislators came together to create a new resolution that would cap the gas sales tax at $3 per gallon, saving drivers a total of 20 cents per gallon amid the rising gas prices. This went into effect in June, and the last day is Nov. 30th. During this period, the county did lose a stream of revenue.

“I think we estimate somewhere between 3 to 4 million dollars in sales tax which is a significant factor in County government when you look at what we collect,” said Anthony Picente, Oneida County Executive.

The County Executive says there was not a significant contrast when comparing prices at the pump to neighboring counties that did not create a temporary cap.

“My guess is they’re not going to see too much of a difference but we said it was temporary and make sure we keep all of our taxes at the lowest possible level and this is a revenue stream that’s needed to do that,” said Picente.