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NOTE: Prices include taxes

Alberta   Retail Fuel Prices on 4-Apr-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 103.2 32.4 9.35 114.7 33.0 16.3 120.3 33.2 17.68 105.0 27.4 10.61
Edmonton 97.4 32.1 6.27 108.0 32.6 12.37 114.3 32.9 14.34 103.7 27.3 12.59
Grande Prairie 95.4 32.0 4.37 107.2 32.6 11.62 113.3 32.9 13.43 102.4 27.2 11.32
Lethbridge 96.1 32.1 2.65 104.4 32.5 6.54 111.1 32.8 8.93 103.6 27.3 9.23
Lloydminster 96.4 32.1 5.32 106.3 32.6 10.78 112.2 32.8 12.32 102.6 27.2 11.48
Red Deer 95.7 32.0 2.21 106.4 32.6 8.44 113.3 32.9 10.97 102.2 27.2 7.97
British Columbia   Retail Fuel Prices on 4-Apr-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 119.0 36.8 4.61 130.7 37.4 10.74 136.8 37.7 12.56 107.5 31.8 12.77
Fort St. John 113.1 36.6 9.14 125.3 37.1 16.76 131.9 37.5 19.05 114.5 32.1 14.73
Kamloops 110.7 36.4 6.84 121.9 37.0 13.53 127.8 37.3 15.13 108.0 31.8 8.49
Kelowna 112.9 36.6 8.95 123.3 37.0 14.87 129.5 37.3 16.8 109.7 31.9 10.11
Prince George 103.2 36.1 5.53 115.1 36.7 12.86 121.0 36.9 14.43 108.9 31.9 10.24
Vancouver 136.6 48.7 10.39 149.0 49.3 17.16 155.5 49.6 19.35 114.5 43.1 8.46
Victoria 124.4 40.6 4.66 135.1 41.1 10.12 141.3 41.4 12.29 110.3 35.4 10.4
Manitoba   Retail Fuel Prices on 4-Apr-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 95.9 28.6 5.73 106.2 29.1 11.57 112.4 29.4 13.45 102.1 22.9 13.39
Winnipeg 100.4 28.8 9.97 111.5 29.3 16.61 117.7 29.6 18.5 101.6 22.8 12.88
New Brunswick   Retail Fuel Prices on 4-Apr-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 104.6 39.1 8.02 109.4 39.8 9.52 112.8 40.2 9.22 113.8 40.3 11.82
Campbellton 106.0 39.3 9.27 109.8 39.8 9.81 113.2 40.3 9.51 113.8 40.3 11.81
Edmundston 104.5 39.1 7.97 108.2 39.6 8.42 111.2 40.0 7.82 113.1 40.3 11.25
Fredericton 103.7 39.0 7.27 107.4 39.5 7.74 110.3 39.9 6.98 110.8 40.0 9.23
Miramichi 105.1 39.2 7.75 108.5 39.7 7.83 111.9 40.1 7.76 113.1 40.3 10.62
Moncton 103.9 39.1 7.45 108.0 39.6 8.26 111.4 40.0 8 112.6 40.2 10.81
Saint John 102.8 38.9 6.49 106.6 39.4 7.06 109.7 39.8 6.46 110.1 39.9 8.66
Sussex 103.5 39.0 7.1 107.6 39.5 7.9 110.5 39.9 7.19 110.3 39.9 8.84
Woodstock 105.9 39.3 9.21 108.7 39.7 8.9 112.4 40.2 8.82 114.3 40.4 12.25
Newfoundland and Labrador   Retail Fuel Prices on 4-Apr-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 131.0 60.1 10.31 134.0 60.5 11.12 137.0 60.9 11.98 122.0 41.4 14.89
Gander 132.7 60.3 15.24 135.7 60.7 15.02 138.7 61.1 14.51 120.8 41.3 18.24
Grand Falls 132.7 60.3 15.24 135.7 60.7 15.02 138.7 61.1 14.51 123.8 41.6 20.85
Labrador City 127.2 49.6 20.46 130.2 50.0 20.24 133.2 50.4 19.73 128.9 42.3 25.29
St. John's 128.3 59.7 11.44 131.4 60.1 11.27 134.4 60.5 10.76 121.2 41.3 18.59
Northwest Territories   Retail Fuel Prices on 4-Apr-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 115.9 26.2 30.68 119.9 26.4 30.49 124.9 26.7 31.25 117.9 18.7 35.34
Nova Scotia   Retail Fuel Prices on 4-Apr-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 102.9 38.9 6.93 108.2 39.6 8.74 111.7 40.1 8.66 100.9 32.6 7.15
Kentville 103.5 39.0 7.45 107.5 39.5 8.1 111.5 40.0 8.46 101.4 32.6 7.55
New Glasgow 104.1 39.1 7.97 109.7 39.8 10.01 113.1 40.3 9.85 101.8 32.7 7.92
Sydney 104.9 39.2 8.67 110.1 39.8 10.32 113.6 40.3 10.28 104.8 33.1 10.53
Truro 104.1 39.1 7.97 109.4 39.8 9.71 112.9 40.2 9.67 101.8 32.7 7.92
Yarmouth 104.0 39.1 7.88 109.6 39.8 9.92 113.1 40.3 9.85 101.7 32.7 7.83
Ontario   Retail Fuel Prices on 4-Apr-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 108.3 37.2 7.48 119.7 38.5 13.51 125.3 39.1 14.52 103.2 30.2 6.93
Brantford 108.6 37.2 7.66 118.9 38.4 12.78 125.1 39.1 14.31 102.6 30.1 6.15
Guelph 107.3 37.0 6.52 117.9 38.3 11.9 123.9 39.0 13.21 102.9 30.1 6.63
Hamilton 104.3 36.7 3.86 115.1 37.9 9.45 121.5 38.7 11.15 104.6 30.3 7.93
Kingston 108.2 37.1 6.39 119.5 38.4 12.06 124.8 39.1 12.56 104.2 30.3 6.74
Kitchener 108.3 37.2 7.44 119.4 38.4 13.23 126.1 39.2 15.2 104.2 30.3 7.58
London 102.6 36.5 2.42 113.7 37.8 8.17 119.9 38.5 9.69 103.9 30.3 7.44
North Bay 107.1 37.0 6.98 118.4 38.3 12.73 124.7 39.0 14.07 108.6 30.8 11.34
Oshawa 109.4 37.3 8.41 120.9 38.6 14.55 126.9 39.3 15.86 102.9 30.1 6.6
Ottawa 102.2 36.5 2.61 114.6 37.9 9.34 120.3 38.6 10.18 104.2 30.3 7.4
Peterborough 103.7 36.6 2.51 114.0 37.8 7.64 119.5 38.5 8.46 102.8 30.1 5.51
Sault Ste Marie 104.8 36.8 0.96 115.0 37.9 6.03 120.9 38.6 7.2 111.0 31.1 9.09
St. Catharines 107.1 37.0 6.35 117.1 38.2 11.2 123.2 38.9 12.66 103.5 30.2 6.99
Sudbury 107.3 37.0 3.2 118.3 38.3 8.94 124.8 39.1 10.69 105.1 30.4 3.92
Thunder Bay 110.9 37.5 5.24 120.7 38.6 9.89 126.9 39.3 11.4 111.8 31.2 9.25
Timmins 114.8 37.9 9.87 122.5 38.8 12.61 129.3 39.6 14.7 110.8 31.0 8.98
Toronto 109.3 37.3 8.33 121.3 38.7 14.96 127.6 39.4 16.47 105.2 30.4 8.69
Windsor 96.8 35.8 -2.75 107.5 37.1 2.71 113.8 37.8 4.3 103.2 30.2 7.21
Prince Edward Island   Retail Fuel Prices on 4-Apr-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 103.7 36.6 8.57 107.8 37.2 9.36 111.7 37.7 9.51 112.7 38.9 11.3
Quebec   Retail Fuel Prices on 4-Apr-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 109.4 38.8 9.3 120.2 40.2 13.34 123.2 40.6 10.64 107.3 34.4 6.35
Drummondville 109.9 43.5 5.08 120.4 44.9 8.86 124.6 45.4 7.17 112.3 38.8 6.9
Gaspé 111.3 40.1 9.93 122.6 41.5 14.4 125.4 41.9 11.54 112.9 35.1 11.24
Gatineau 105.5 36.5 5.82 116.1 37.9 10.84 120.9 38.6 10.75 111.8 38.8 6.5
Montreal 117.0 47.4 8.29 127.8 48.8 12.33 131.6 49.3 10.31 111.7 38.8 6.39
Quebec 105.1 42.9 0.91 115.9 44.3 4.98 121.0 45.0 4.08 113.0 38.9 7.53
Rimouski 110.4 41.3 7.82 121.8 42.8 12.41 126.3 43.4 10.94 112.2 36.9 8.74
Sherbrooke 111.4 43.7 6.39 121.8 45.1 10.11 125.3 45.5 7.84 110.4 38.6 5.22
Trois-Rivières 108.4 43.3 3.78 119.6 44.8 8.13 122.9 45.2 5.68 110.3 38.6 5.16
Val d'Or 110.4 38.9 8.37 120.2 40.2 12.6 124.2 40.7 11.83 110.5 34.8 9.22
Saskatchewan   Retail Fuel Prices on 4-Apr-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 95.1 29.5 4.97 105.3 30.0 10.69 112.5 30.4 13.54 99.7 23.8 12.1
Prince Albert 96.3 29.6 5.74 104.5 30.0 9.52 111.3 30.3 12.03 99.2 23.7 11.26
Regina 98.2 29.7 7.92 109.9 30.2 15.07 113.9 30.4 14.88 99.3 23.7 11.75
Saskatoon 99.9 29.8 9.14 109.1 30.2 13.93 115.7 30.5 16.21 98.3 23.7 10.36
Yukon   Retail Fuel Prices on 4-Apr-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 117.9 21.8 18.54 122.9 22.1 18.3 128.4 22.3 19.54 117.9 16.8 38.19

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.