Saskatchewan will not be remitting the costs of the carbon tax for natural gas used for home heating, according to the Minister responsible for SaskEnergy.

Dustin Duncan made that statement on Thursday in a video posted to Premier Scott Moe's social media, in front of Parliament Hill.

In it, he says the decision was made following the federal government's exemption of home heating oil from the carbon tax and subsequent refusal to extend any further exemptions.

In the video, Duncan acknowledges that there may be consequences, and cites legislation passed last year that would give responsibility of sole compliance to himself and the provincial government.

The federal government has said previously that it wants the carbon pricing program to remain neutral and expects provinces to follow the law.