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NOTE: Prices include taxes

Alberta   Retail Fuel Prices on 25-Jul-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 94.1 32.0 4.193333333333 105.9 32.5 10.963333333333 112.3 32.8 12.473333333333 97.8 27.0 9.6
Edmonton 94.0 32.0 6.5 105.0 32.5 12.483333333333 111.5 32.8 14.19 98.3 27.0 13.293333333333
Grande Prairie 96.6 32.1 8.93 108.4 32.7 15.673333333333 115.4 33.0 17.833333333333 99.8 27.1 14.71
Lethbridge 95.6 32.0 5.56 104.0 32.4 9.096666666667 109.9 32.7 10.256666666667 101.9 27.2 13.55
Lloydminster 97.9 29.7 12.69 108.1 30.1 17.9 114.4 30.4 19.426666666667 99.9 23.8 18.17
Red Deer 93.3 31.9 3.42 104.3 32.5 9.38 110.4 32.8 10.7 99.2 27.1 11.01
British Columbia   Retail Fuel Prices on 25-Jul-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 115.7 36.7 7.28 127.5 37.2 13.493333333333 134.3 37.6 15.46 107.7 31.8 13.846666666667
Fort St. John 111.1 36.5 9.706666666667 123.5 37.1 16.966666666667 129.8 37.4 18.513333333333 111.3 32.0 17.533333333333
Kamloops 106.1 36.2 4.906666666667 117.7 36.8 11.463333333333 124.3 37.1 13.306666666667 105.9 31.7 12.446666666667
Kelowna 110.2 36.4 8.796666666667 121.0 36.9 14.606666666667 127.7 37.3 16.483333333333 104.0 31.6 10.61
Prince George 96.9 35.8 2.953333333333 108.2 36.3 9.193333333333 114.7 36.6 10.853333333333 103.2 31.6 10.636666666667
Vancouver 132.1 48.5 11.91 144.5 49.1 18.676666666667 151.5 49.4 20.89 116.2 43.2 10.966666666667
Victoria 121.7 40.5 7.843333333333 133.4 41.0 14.033333333333 140.0 41.3 15.773333333333 109.7 35.4 10.633333333333
Manitoba   Retail Fuel Prices on 25-Jul-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 88.9 28.2 2.52 100.2 28.8 8.743333333333 106.3 29.1 10.07 96.3 22.6 13.713333333333
Winnipeg 88.7 28.2 2.286666666667 98.8 28.7 7.42 104.7 29.0 8.593333333333 96.3 22.6 13.81
New Brunswick   Retail Fuel Prices on 25-Jul-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 104.0 39.1 8.276666666667 108.4 39.6 9.35 112.0 40.1 9.186666666667 105.0 39.2 9.71
Campbellton 107.0 39.5 10.876666666667 110.8 40.0 11.44 114.3 40.4 11.213333333333 104.5 39.1 9.263333333333
Edmundston 104.8 39.2 8.956666666667 108.6 39.7 9.486666666667 112.0 40.1 9.233333333333 104.6 39.1 9.313333333333
Fredericton 103.8 39.0 8.066666666667 108.1 39.6 9.113333333333 111.4 40.0 8.66 103.8 39.0 8.586666666667
Miramichi 105.6 39.3 8.62 109.1 39.7 8.63 112.5 40.2 8.613333333333 104.1 39.1 8.373333333333
Moncton 104.2 39.1 8.48 108.2 39.6 9.163333333333 111.5 40.1 8.826666666667 103.9 39.1 8.743333333333
Saint John 104.0 39.1 8.306666666667 107.8 39.6 8.82 111.2 40.0 8.503333333333 102.8 38.9 7.73
Sussex 103.8 39.0 8.106666666667 108.1 39.6 9.05 111.5 40.0 8.803333333333 101.7 38.8 6.76
Woodstock 106.8 39.4 10.74 110.0 39.9 10.763333333333 113.7 40.3 10.666666666667 106.1 39.3 10.626666666667
Newfoundland and Labrador   Retail Fuel Prices on 25-Jul-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 121.8 50.4 11.766666666667 124.8 50.8 11.376666666667 127.7 51.2 10.876666666667 112.4 40.2 15.34
Gander 123.6 50.6 16.353333333333 126.6 51.0 16.083333333333 129.4 51.4 15.4 111.7 40.1 15.7
Grand Falls 123.6 50.6 16.353333333333 126.6 51.0 16.083333333333 129.6 51.4 15.573333333333 114.2 40.4 17.876666666667
Labrador City 127.8 49.7 21.543333333333 130.8 50.1 21.273333333333 133.8 50.5 20.763333333333 122.2 41.4 24.886666666667
St. John's 113.7 49.3 7.793333333333 117.4 49.8 8.056666666667 120.0 50.2 7.253333333333 111.6 40.1 15.663333333333
Northwest Territories   Retail Fuel Prices on 25-Jul-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 114.9 26.2 33.18 119.9 26.4 33.44 123.9 26.6 32.75 109.4 18.3 33.14
Nova Scotia   Retail Fuel Prices on 25-Jul-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 103.7 39.0 8.186666666667 109.0 39.7 9.86 112.5 40.2 9.83 93.9 31.6 6.476666666667
Kentville 104.3 39.1 8.656666666667 108.3 39.6 9.25 112.2 40.1 9.533333333333 94.5 31.7 6.943333333333
New Glasgow 104.8 39.2 9.146666666667 110.5 39.9 11.216666666667 113.9 40.4 11.056666666667 95.8 31.9 8.13
Sydney 105.6 39.3 9.793333333333 110.7 39.9 11.333333333333 114.3 40.4 11.363333333333 97.9 32.2 9.903333333333
Truro 104.8 39.2 9.126666666667 109.6 39.8 10.44 113.6 40.3 10.79 94.9 31.8 7.293333333333
Yarmouth 104.7 39.2 9.056666666667 110.4 39.9 11.136666666667 113.8 40.3 10.966666666667 95.4 31.8 7.726666666667
Ontario   Retail Fuel Prices on 25-Jul-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 109.5 37.3 7.163333333333 121.4 38.7 13.2 127.0 39.3 13.686666666667 97.9 29.6 5.29
Brantford 109.6 37.3 7.246666666667 120.8 38.6 12.67 127.2 39.3 13.833333333333 99.6 29.8 6.71
Guelph 111.3 37.5 8.793333333333 122.9 38.8 14.533333333333 128.9 39.5 15.343333333333 99.8 29.8 7
Hamilton 107.3 37.1 5.236666666667 118.2 38.3 10.393333333333 124.4 39.0 11.353333333333 100.2 29.8 7.263333333333
Kingston 110.9 37.5 7.36 122.4 38.8 12.833333333333 128.2 39.4 13.703333333333 99.1 29.7 5.5
Kitchener 111.3 37.5 8.776666666667 122.5 38.8 14.19 129.5 39.6 15.886666666667 100.3 29.8 7.39
London 110.5 37.4 8.063333333333 122.1 38.7 13.793333333333 128.5 39.5 15.01 98.7 29.7 6.106666666667
North Bay 105.9 36.9 4.59 118.5 38.3 10.936666666667 124.8 39.1 12.28 100.9 29.9 7.69
Oshawa 111.4 37.5 8.796666666667 123.1 38.9 14.666666666667 129.0 39.5 15.403333333333 97.8 29.5 5.19
Ottawa 102.7 36.5 1.716666666667 115.2 38.0 8.09 121.2 38.6 9.086666666667 98.6 29.7 5.67
Peterborough 101.6 36.4 -0.663333333333 112.8 37.7 4.706666666667 118.1 38.3 4.86 97.9 29.6 4.403333333333
Sarnia 107.8 37.1 5.673333333333 120.4 38.5 12.27 126.6 39.3 13.256666666667 100.9 29.9 8.39
Sault Ste Marie 107.3 37.0 1.853333333333 119.0 38.4 7.676666666667 125.1 39.1 8.596666666667 106.4 30.5 8.23
St. Catharines 104.1 36.7 2.346666666667 115.5 38.0 7.916666666667 121.6 38.7 8.836666666667 99.2 29.7 6.39
Sudbury 115.1 37.9 8.756666666667 126.9 39.3 14.693333333333 133.4 40.1 15.986666666667 100.8 29.9 3.28
Thunder Bay 112.9 37.7 10.26 123.4 38.9 15.05 129.7 39.6 16.13 106.5 30.6 10.32
Timmins 117.8 38.3 11.163333333333 127.5 39.4 15.193333333333 134.1 40.1 16.563333333333 107.8 30.7 9.53
Toronto 111.0 37.5 8.493333333333 123.5 38.9 15 129.1 39.5 15.49 98.9 29.7 6.163333333333
Windsor 104.1 36.7 2.336666666667 115.5 38.0 7.973333333333 122.0 38.7 9.24 98.7 29.7 6.456666666667
Prince Edward Island   Retail Fuel Prices on 25-Jul-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 103.5 36.6 9.133333333333 107.5 37.1 9.876666666667 111.5 37.6 10.05 103.5 37.7 8.766666666667
Quebec   Retail Fuel Prices on 25-Jul-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 104.5 38.2 5.686666666667 115.7 39.6 9.473333333333 119.0 40.1 6.34 98.6 33.2 4.836666666667
Drummondville 109.9 43.5 5.756666666667 120.7 44.9 9.243333333333 125.4 45.5 7.21 104.8 37.9 6.43
Gaspé 109.8 39.9 9.296666666667 120.2 41.2 12.463333333333 122.9 41.6 8.713333333333 106.7 34.3 11.9
Gatineau 106.5 36.7 5.373333333333 117.4 38.1 10.093333333333 122.0 38.7 9.886666666667 103.5 37.7 2.533333333333
Montreal 116.7 47.4 8.703333333333 127.9 48.9 12.496666666667 131.5 49.3 9.573333333333 103.1 37.6 4.903333333333
Quebec 107.6 43.2 3.726666666667 118.7 44.7 7.473333333333 123.7 45.3 5.74 104.4 37.8 6.016666666667
Rimouski 105.4 40.6 4.146666666667 116.8 42.1 8.153333333333 120.9 42.7 5.66 103.1 35.7 6.793333333333
Sherbrooke 109.4 43.5 5.326666666667 119.8 44.8 8.463333333333 122.5 45.2 4.683333333333 102.1 37.5 4.063333333333
Trois-Rivières 106.4 43.1 2.716666666667 118.2 44.6 7.013333333333 121.4 45.0 3.743333333333 101.8 37.5 3.76
Val d'Or 110.4 38.9 7.026666666667 120.4 40.2 10.966666666667 122.9 40.6 8.896666666667 101.3 33.6 4.413333333333
Saskatchewan   Retail Fuel Prices on 25-Jul-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 91.9 29.4 5.36 102.3 29.9 10.78 109.5 30.2 13.14 95.2 23.5 13.746666666667
Prince Albert 99.9 29.8 12.59 108.8 30.2 16.583333333333 115.0 30.5 17.966666666667 99.2 23.7 17.16
Regina 91.5 29.4 4.99 102.3 29.9 10.74 107.5 30.1 11.18 94.3 23.5 12.89
Saskatoon 93.2 29.4 6.25 103.5 29.9 11.563333333333 109.9 30.2 13.123333333333 93.7 23.5 11.84
Yukon   Retail Fuel Prices on 25-Jul-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 116.9 21.8 23.363333333333 121.9 22.0 23.133333333333 127.2 22.3 23.706666666667 113.9 16.6 35.246666666667

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.