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Uber to roll out fuel surcharge

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Uber has announced that is will begin to include a fuel surcharge for all of it’s services.

The announcement was made of Friday and will be put in place as a way to help its drivers offset the burden of higher gas prices.

The ride-sharing and delivery services reported that the surcharges will begin on Wednesday.

Customers can expect to pay an extra $0.45 or $0.55 per trip and an additional $0.35 or $0.45 for Uber Eats deliveries.

“We know that prices have been going up across the economy, so we’ve done our best to help drivers and couriers without placing too much additional burden on consumers,” Liza Winship, head of driver operations for the US and Canada, said in an online post.

Uber says the surcharge will stay in place for at least the next two months.

The average gas price in the U.S. is $4.43 per gallon.