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Retail Fuel Prices by Province

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NOTE: Prices include taxes

Alberta   Retail Fuel Prices on 19-Sep-2017 ( cents per Litre )
  Regular Gasoline Mid-Grade Gasoline Premium Gasoline Diesel
Cities Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin
Calgary 101.6 32.3 12.975 113.5 32.9 19.75 119.8 33.2 21.22 103.0 27.3 8.725
Edmonton 94.0 32.0 8.1 105.2 32.5 14.3025 111.9 32.8 16.1175 101.4 27.2 10.445
Grande Prairie 104.2 32.5 17.7775 116.5 33.0 25 123.7 33.4 27.3825 102.4 27.2 11.3975
Lethbridge 101.9 32.3 13.2525 111.5 32.8 17.87 117.8 33.1 19.3575 103.0 27.3 8.755
Lloydminster 101.9 29.9 18.11 112.1 30.3 23.29 117.9 30.6 24.35 101.5 23.8 13.8775
Red Deer 101.4 32.3 12.7375 113.1 32.9 19.38 119.6 33.2 21.0575 100.3 27.1 6.155
British Columbia   Retail Fuel Prices on 19-Sep-2017 ( cents per Litre )
  Regular Gasoline Mid-Grade Gasoline Premium Gasoline Diesel
Cities Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin
Abbotsford 126.6 37.2 12.8975 138.3 37.8 19.0775 145.1 38.1 21.0375 114.3 32.1 9.315
Fort St. John 119.6 36.9 19.35 132.2 37.5 26.85 138.4 37.8 28.25 112.4 32.0 12.8
Kamloops 116.1 36.7 16.025 127.5 37.2 22.37 134.1 37.6 24.18 108.4 31.8 8.965
Kelowna 120.9 36.9 20.68 132.2 37.5 26.915 138.7 37.8 28.56 108.1 31.8 8.675
Prince George 110.2 36.4 17.265 122.1 37.0 24.13 129.2 37.3 26.36 110.4 31.9 11.745
Vancouver 137.3 48.7 12.095 149.7 49.3 18.93 156.7 49.6 21.095 124.1 43.6 7.72
Victoria 129.6 40.8 10.65 140.3 41.4 15.88 146.9 41.7 17.6225 117.4 35.8 7.225
Manitoba   Retail Fuel Prices on 19-Sep-2017 ( cents per Litre )
  Regular Gasoline Mid-Grade Gasoline Premium Gasoline Diesel
Cities Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin
Brandon 104.9 29.0 19.3625 115.9 29.5 25.3425 122.1 29.8 26.7125 99.5 22.7 10.985
Winnipeg 99.2 28.7 13.96 110.5 29.3 20.1675 116.2 29.5 21.1175 99.6 22.7 11.045
New Brunswick   Retail Fuel Prices on 19-Sep-2017 ( cents per Litre )
  Regular Gasoline Mid-Grade Gasoline Premium Gasoline Diesel
Cities Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin
Bathurst 118.8 41.0 15.7075 123.8 41.6 17.295 127.1 42.1 16.935 116.0 40.6 13.3925
Campbellton 120.7 41.2 17.3375 124.5 41.7 17.9125 127.9 42.2 17.6825 116.6 40.7 13.915
Edmundston 118.3 40.9 15.3275 122.4 41.5 16.1 125.8 41.9 15.8275 115.0 40.5 12.505
Fredericton 118.2 40.9 15.21 122.8 41.5 16.425 126.1 42.0 16.0925 114.5 40.4 12.0475
Miramichi 119.2 41.0 13.8525 122.7 41.5 13.96 126.2 42.0 13.9175 115.2 40.5 12.8475
Moncton 118.2 40.9 15.1875 123.2 41.6 16.76 126.4 42.0 16.325 114.8 40.5 12.3425
Saint John 118.0 40.9 15.035 122.1 41.4 15.84 125.7 41.9 15.6975 113.4 40.3 11.14
Sussex 117.5 40.8 14.62 122.0 41.4 15.7625 125.3 41.8 15.41 112.0 40.1 9.9575
Woodstock 120.4 41.2 17.1575 123.6 41.6 17.19 127.5 42.1 17.28 115.3 40.5 12.7975
Newfoundland and Labrador   Retail Fuel Prices on 19-Sep-2017 ( cents per Litre )
  Regular Gasoline Mid-Grade Gasoline Premium Gasoline Diesel
Cities Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin
Corner Brook 135.4 52.2 10.09 138.4 52.6 9.6975 141.3 52.9 9.2275 120.3 41.2 14.88
Gander 136.1 52.3 21.32 139.1 52.6 21.05 141.6 53.0 20.1475 117.6 40.8 15.4075
Grand Falls 136.6 52.3 21.7375 139.6 52.7 21.4675 142.6 53.1 20.9575 121.8 41.4 19.1225
Labrador City 141.4 51.4 27.4325 144.4 51.8 27.1625 147.4 52.2 26.6525 138.4 43.6 33.56
St. John's 129.2 51.4 15.3725 133.0 51.8 15.7925 135.8 52.2 15.0625 119.5 41.1 17.1
Northwest Territories   Retail Fuel Prices on 19-Sep-2017 ( cents per Litre )
  Regular Gasoline Mid-Grade Gasoline Premium Gasoline Diesel
Cities Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin
Yellowknife 114.7 26.2 34.555 119.4 26.4 34.5775 125.7 26.7 36.025 111.2 18.4 28.98
Nova Scotia   Retail Fuel Prices on 19-Sep-2017 ( cents per Litre )
  Regular Gasoline Mid-Grade Gasoline Premium Gasoline Diesel
Cities Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin
Halifax 119.2 41.0 15.705 124.4 41.7 17.4325 128.0 42.2 17.39 104.9 33.1 10.5875
Kentville 119.8 41.1 16.23 124.7 41.8 17.665 128.3 42.2 17.655 105.3 33.1 10.9325
New Glasgow 120.3 41.2 16.665 125.9 41.9 18.655 129.4 42.4 18.575 105.7 33.2 11.2575
Sydney 121.1 41.3 17.405 126.2 42.0 18.99 129.8 42.4 18.96 109.2 33.6 14.3025
Truro 120.3 41.2 16.665 125.2 41.8 18.045 129.1 42.3 18.345 105.7 33.2 11.2575
Yarmouth 120.2 41.2 16.575 125.9 41.9 18.655 129.3 42.4 18.495 105.6 33.2 11.1675
Ontario   Retail Fuel Prices on 19-Sep-2017 ( cents per Litre )
  Regular Gasoline Mid-Grade Gasoline Premium Gasoline Diesel
Cities Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin
Barrie 113.2 37.7 8.665 125.4 39.1 14.945 130.9 39.8 15.355 104.4 30.3 6.4575
Brantford 114.1 37.8 9.2725 125.1 39.1 14.5375 131.5 39.8 15.7125 101.4 30.0 3.65
Guelph 114.9 37.9 10.1425 126.3 39.2 15.76 132.4 39.9 16.6925 104.6 30.3 6.645
Hamilton 115.1 37.9 10.215 126.0 39.2 15.3375 132.8 40.0 16.875 105.4 30.4 7.1725
Kingston 118.6 38.3 12.4575 130.9 39.8 18.5725 136.7 40.4 19.4775 105.0 30.4 5.31
Kitchener 115.1 37.9 10.165 126.6 39.3 15.8675 133.3 40.0 17.29 104.7 30.3 6.6125
London 114.0 37.8 9.42 125.5 39.1 15.095 132.1 39.9 16.44 103.7 30.2 5.8325
North Bay 121.2 38.6 16.39 133.4 40.0 22.395 140.0 40.8 24.0175 104.4 30.3 5.4375
Oshawa 114.8 37.9 10.1025 126.8 39.3 16.26 132.8 40.0 17.015 104.5 30.3 6.57
Ottawa 114.5 37.9 10.3975 127.2 39.3 16.9 133.1 40.0 17.925 105.7 30.5 6.545
Peterborough 115.4 38.0 9.8025 126.7 39.3 15.275 132.2 39.9 15.6 102.8 30.1 3.39
Sarnia 119.4 38.4 14.195 132.0 39.9 20.8175 138.2 40.6 21.805 103.7 30.2 6.165
Sault Ste Marie 128.0 39.4 18.235 139.4 40.7 23.8775 145.6 41.4 24.7975 110.4 31.0 7.095
St. Catharines 112.7 37.7 8.07 123.7 38.9 13.3025 129.8 39.6 14.225 102.5 30.1 4.6575
Sudbury 121.0 38.6 12.0575 132.9 40.0 18.065 139.4 40.7 19.385 105.9 30.5 3.1225
Thunder Bay 123.8 38.9 21.52 134.3 40.2 26.3125 140.6 40.9 27.39 111.7 31.1 9.035
Timmins 126.2 39.2 16.6575 135.8 40.3 20.6375 142.4 41.1 21.9575 111.8 31.2 8.3825
Toronto 114.5 37.9 9.7975 127.0 39.3 16.4075 132.7 40.0 16.9375 105.8 30.5 7.74
Windsor 118.7 38.4 13.57 130.3 39.7 19.3225 136.8 40.4 20.5775 104.2 30.3 6.6625
Prince Edward Island   Retail Fuel Prices on 19-Sep-2017 ( cents per Litre )
  Regular Gasoline Mid-Grade Gasoline Premium Gasoline Diesel
Cities Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin
Charlottetown 116.2 38.3 14.77 120.3 38.8 15.56 124.2 39.3 15.705 112.7 38.9 10.925
Quebec   Retail Fuel Prices on 19-Sep-2017 ( cents per Litre )
  Regular Gasoline Mid-Grade Gasoline Premium Gasoline Diesel
Cities Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin
Chicoutimi 118.9 40.1 15.77 130.4 41.5 19.7575 134.1 42.0 16.915 104.0 33.9 3.03
Drummondville 119.7 44.8 11.7375 130.5 46.2 15.225 135.4 46.8 13.445 109.8 38.5 4.3
Gaspé 126.8 42.1 21.5725 137.3 43.4 24.765 139.3 43.7 20.4975 105.9 34.2 4.7225
Gatineau 114.8 37.8 10.8325 125.7 39.2 15.5525 130.5 39.8 15.4625 109.1 38.4 2.0475
Montreal 120.3 47.9 9.2725 131.5 49.3 13.1175 135.3 49.8 10.3575 109.7 38.5 4.1875
Quebec 122.9 45.2 14.53 134.3 46.7 18.525 139.2 47.3 16.745 109.2 38.4 3.785
Rimouski 125.2 43.2 18.8175 136.9 44.7 23.075 140.9 45.3 20.5275 107.4 36.3 4.1125
Sherbrooke 121.4 45.0 13.255 131.8 46.4 16.4025 134.7 46.7 12.8125 108.1 38.3 2.82
Trois-Rivières 121.4 45.0 13.255 133.3 46.6 17.6925 136.9 47.0 14.775 108.2 38.3 2.865
Val d'Or 123.6 40.7 16.72 133.6 42.0 20.67 136.9 42.4 19.3025 106.7 34.3 3.7775
Saskatchewan   Retail Fuel Prices on 19-Sep-2017 ( cents per Litre )
  Regular Gasoline Mid-Grade Gasoline Premium Gasoline Diesel
Cities Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin
Moose Jaw 103.3 29.9 17.8425 115.4 30.5 24.82 122.0 30.8 26.605 98.5 23.7 11.035
Prince Albert 105.1 30.0 19.1675 114.0 30.4 23.1325 120.3 30.7 24.595 98.7 23.7 10.855
Regina 99.0 29.7 13.7 110.8 30.3 20.445 115.6 30.5 20.525 98.6 23.7 11.14
Saskatoon 98.4 29.7 12.7375 109.5 30.2 18.8375 115.2 30.5 19.7475 95.8 23.6 8.04
Yukon   Retail Fuel Prices on 19-Sep-2017 ( cents per Litre )
  Regular Gasoline Mid-Grade Gasoline Premium Gasoline Diesel
Cities Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin Price Taxes Marketing Margin
Whitehorse 119.9 21.9 21.515 124.9 22.2 21.275 130.4 22.4 22.015 111.2 16.5 21.81

Explanatory Notes for Margin Calculations

Note: These margins calculations are approximations and do not reflect actual information from refiners. Therefore, actual refining margins may be different than those presented above.

Marketing margin: refers to the difference between the retail price of the refined product (before taxes are applied) and the wholesale refined product price:

Marketing margin = Retail prices (before taxes) - Wholesale (rack) price

Refining margin: refers to the difference between the wholesale gasoline price charged by the refiner and the price of crude oil (including transportation costs) which is a key input in the refining process:

Refining margin = Wholesale (rack) price - Crude oil price (including transportation costs)

Refineries in Canada have access to, and use different types of crude oil as feedstock to produce refined products. Refining margins have been developed for the following three regions (also known as supply orbits):

  • Western Canada;
  • Ontario; and
  • Quebec and Atlantic Canada.

The Canadian average refining margin is a weighted average of these three regions. The weights are calculated using an average of each region's aggregated refinery throughputs in 2015 which can be found in the National Energy Board's Weekly Crude Run Data.

Simplifying Assumptions for Crude Oil Prices

The crude oil price, which is used to estimate the refining margin, is calculated based on three factors:

1. Crude oil feedstock

  • There are two main types of crude oil: light and heavy; and
  • Light crude oil requires less processing to be refined into petroleum products; however, it tends to be more expensive than heavy crude oil which requires additional equipment and investment to refine.

Data in 2015 on the shares of light and heavy crude used in the refining process come from Statistics Canada Table 134-0001 Refinery supply of crude oil and equivalent.

2. The price of crude oil

To ensure accuracy, the price for each type of crude oil used in this analysis is determined by taking an average of reported prices drawn from both public and private sources. A representative source for the price of each crude type is identified below.

The price for each type of crude oil is then weighted by its share of the feedstock blend to calculate a representative price for the region.

3. Transportation costs

Where applicable, crude oil transportation costs have been identified for each region.

Western Canada
  1. Crude oil feedstock
    • Refiners in Western Canada currently use a blend of feedstocks consisting of:
      • 69% light crude; and
      • 31% heavy crude.
  2. Crude oil prices
    • Given that the majority of the light crude used in Western Canada consists of synthetic crude oil from upgraders, the reference price used for the light crude oil in this region is Synthetic Crude Oil; and
    • The reference price used for heavy crude is Western Canadian Select.
  3. Transportation costs
    • In Western Canada, crude oil prices are not adjusted to reflect transportation costs since refineries in Western Canada are typically located close to oil production areas.
Ontario
  1. Crude oil feedstock
    • Refiners in Ontario currently use a blend of feedstocks consisting of:
      • 85% light crude; and
      • 15% heavy crude.
  2. Crude oil prices
    • In Ontario, the majority of the light crude comes from domestic conventional production, and therefore the reference price used for the light crude oil is Canadian Light Sweet;
      • Note that in the attached link, the Canadian Light Sweet price is available as a differential to West Texas Intermediate (WTI), therefore to compute the Canadian Light Sweet price, the WTI price must also be collected for the same date; and
    • The reference price used for heavy crude is Western Canadian Select.
  3. Transportation costs
Quebec and Atlantic Canada
  1. Crude oil feedstock
    • Refiners in Quebec and Atlantic Canada currently use a blend of feedstocks primarily made up of light crude.
  2. Crude oil prices
    • In Quebec and Atlantic Canada refineries have traditionally imported light crude oil. The global benchmark for light crude oil is Brent.
  3. Transportation costs
    • These shipping costs are based on the annual average of dirty tanker rates from the UK to the U.S. East Coast. In 2015, the average tanker rate was $2.19 USD per barrel (Source: Bloomberg).
    • In addition to the tanker costs, the pipeline toll to transport crude oil from tidewater to the refinery consists of two tolls:

Notes on Crude Oil Prices

All crude oil prices used in the above calculations are settlement prices, for delivery in the prompt month. Prices can be converted from dollars per cubic metre to cents per litre by applying the following ratio (100:1000).

Canadian Light Sweet: Canadian Light Sweet (CLS) is the main Canadian benchmark price for light sweet crude and specifies delivery at Edmonton, Alberta. Prices are based on daily closing prices for CLS crude posted on NYMEX in US dollars per barrel. Prices are converted to Canadian dollars per cubic metre using the Bank of Canada's daily noon exchange rate and applying a volumetric ratio (6.29:1) to convert the price per barrel to a price per cubic metre.

Edmonton Synthetic Crude: This is the main Canadian benchmark price for synthetic crude oil and specifies delivery at Edmonton, Alberta. It is typically priced on a differential basis to West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude oil, at Cushing, Oklahoma in U.S. dollar per barrel. Prices are converted to Canadian dollars per cubic metre using the Bank of Canada's daily noon exchange rate and applying a volumetric ratio (6.29:1) to convert the price per barrel to a price per cubic metre.

Brent Montreal: Brent is the main benchmark price for light sweet crude in international markets and specifies delivery at Sullom Voe terminal, United Kingdom. Prices are based on daily closing prices for Brent posted on NYMEX in U.S/ dollars per barrel. Prices are converted to Canadian dollars per cubic metre using the Bank of Canada's daily noon exchange rate and applying a volumetric ratio (6.29:1) to convert the price per barrel to a price per cubic metre. Transportation costs are added for shipping Brent crude by tanker to Portland, Maine, where it is transferred to a pipeline and transported to Montreal. Tanker rates are obtained from Bloomberg and pipeline toll rates are obtained from the National Energy Board (NEB) and the US Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) which regulate pipeline tolls in Canada and the U.S. respectively.

Western Canada Select: Western Canada Select (WCS) is the main benchmark price for Canadian heavy crude and specifies delivery at Hardisty, Alberta. Prices are based on daily closing prices for WCS posted on NYMEX in U.S. dollars per barrel. Prices are converted to Canadian dollars per cubic metre using the Bank of Canada's daily noon exchange rate and applying a volumetric ratio (6.29:1) to convert the price per barrel to a price per cubic metre.