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Retail Fuel Prices by Province

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NOTE: Prices include taxes

Alberta   Retail Fuel Prices on 30-May-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 106.2 32.5 10.055 117.7 33.1 16.505 124.5 33.4 18.53 102.6 27.2 8.11
Edmonton 103.6 32.4 10.045 114.4 32.9 15.765 120.5 33.2 17.09 103.2 27.3 11.815
Grande Prairie 100.6 32.3 7.17 112.2 32.8 13.715 119.1 33.2 15.755 101.8 27.2 10.505
Lethbridge 101.0 32.3 5.155 110.3 32.7 9.5 116.4 33.0 10.85 104.6 27.3 9.965
Lloydminster 98.6 29.7 7.745 108.5 30.2 12.725 114.5 30.5 13.86 102.4 23.9 14.445
Red Deer 101.3 32.3 5.435 113.3 32.9 12.38 119.9 33.2 14.185 101.7 27.2 7.215
British Columbia   Retail Fuel Prices on 30-May-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 119.7 36.9 7.025 132.0 37.5 13.76 138.2 37.7 15.58 109.1 31.9 7.985
Fort St. John 112.4 36.5 6.325 124.8 37.1 13.635 131.2 37.4 15.235 113.5 32.1 13.555
Kamloops 110.5 36.4 4.505 121.8 37.0 10.8 127.7 37.3 11.9 107.3 31.8 7.61
Kelowna 116.9 36.7 10.61 127.5 37.2 16.2 133.5 37.5 17.46 108.7 31.8 8.995
Prince George 102.3 36.1 2.51 113.1 36.6 8.31 120.1 36.9 10.45 107.2 31.8 8.28
Vancouver 137.2 48.7 12.69 149.6 49.3 19.435 156.1 49.6 21.645 119.3 43.3 6.63
Victoria 129.8 40.9 11.52 140.6 41.4 16.78 146.5 41.6 18.39 113.3 35.6 6.885
Manitoba   Retail Fuel Prices on 30-May-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 99.4 28.7 6.915 109.9 29.2 12.415 116.1 29.5 13.79 100.5 22.8 11.635
Winnipeg 102.9 28.9 10.2 113.5 29.4 15.87 119.2 29.7 16.775 100.9 22.8 12.02
New Brunswick   Retail Fuel Prices on 30-May-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 109.0 39.7 8.715 113.4 40.3 9.775 116.7 40.7 9.335 110.6 39.9 8.21
Campbellton 112.2 40.1 11.465 116.0 40.6 12.04 119.5 41.1 11.79 111.8 40.1 9.22
Edmundston 109.9 39.8 9.465 114.0 40.4 10.27 117.4 40.8 10.02 109.9 39.8 7.57
Fredericton 108.4 39.6 8.14 112.8 40.2 9.22 116.0 40.6 8.755 109.4 39.8 7.16
Miramichi 110.8 39.9 8.605 114.2 40.4 8.64 117.7 40.9 8.615 110.3 39.9 6.965
Moncton 109.8 39.8 9.38 113.7 40.3 9.975 117.1 40.8 9.765 109.8 39.8 7.49
Saint John 109.6 39.8 9.235 113.2 40.3 9.6 116.6 40.7 9.33 108.3 39.6 6.25
Sussex 108.5 39.7 8.285 112.7 40.2 9.17 116.3 40.7 8.99 106.1 39.3 4.31
Woodstock 111.9 40.1 11.18 115.1 40.5 11.255 118.8 41.0 11.185 111.9 40.1 9.355
Newfoundland and Labrador   Retail Fuel Prices on 30-May-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 136.7 60.8 11.32 139.7 61.2 10.925 142.5 61.6 10.37 117.6 40.8 12.74
Gander 138.5 61.1 16.91 141.5 61.5 16.64 144.2 61.8 15.865 116.9 40.7 14.135
Grand Falls 138.5 61.1 16.91 141.5 61.5 16.64 144.5 61.8 16.13 119.9 41.1 16.745
Labrador City 133.0 50.3 22.085 136.0 50.7 21.81 139.0 51.1 21.3 129.2 42.4 24.895
St. John's 134.1 60.5 13.075 137.3 60.9 12.945 139.8 61.2 11.995 117.2 40.8 14.47
Northwest Territories   Retail Fuel Prices on 30-May-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 116.9 26.3 29.48 120.9 26.5 28.79 125.9 26.7 29.05 113.9 18.5 31.305
Nova Scotia   Retail Fuel Prices on 30-May-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 108.4 39.6 8.335 113.7 40.3 10.055 117.2 40.8 10.015 98.7 32.3 4.555
Kentville 109.0 39.7 8.855 113.2 40.3 9.625 117.0 40.8 9.835 99.3 32.4 5.095
New Glasgow 109.6 39.8 9.375 115.3 40.5 11.455 118.7 41.0 11.295 99.7 32.4 5.425
Sydney 110.4 39.9 10.075 115.5 40.6 11.605 119.1 41.0 11.645 102.7 32.8 8.025
Truro 109.6 39.8 9.375 114.9 40.5 11.095 118.4 40.9 11.065 99.7 32.4 5.425
Yarmouth 109.5 39.8 9.295 115.2 40.5 11.365 118.6 41.0 11.205 100.2 32.5 5.855
Ontario   Retail Fuel Prices on 30-May-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 113.3 37.7 7.645 124.9 39.1 13.43 130.2 39.7 13.575 102.0 30.0 3.665
Brantford 113.3 37.7 7.655 124.2 39.0 12.765 130.4 39.7 13.8 102.5 30.1 3.485
Guelph 114.6 37.9 8.85 125.8 39.2 14.26 131.6 39.8 14.895 103.9 30.3 5.33
Hamilton 114.7 37.9 8.875 126.3 39.2 14.645 132.8 40.0 15.945 104.0 30.3 4.82
Kingston 117.6 38.2 10.485 129.5 39.6 16.22 134.4 40.2 15.835 104.1 30.3 4.49
Kitchener 115.2 37.9 9.36 126.5 39.3 14.84 133.2 40.0 16.31 103.7 30.2 4.515
London 114.8 37.9 8.995 126.3 39.2 14.65 132.7 40.0 15.865 102.6 30.1 4.15
North Bay 114.9 37.9 9.64 127.2 39.3 15.85 133.3 40.0 16.45 108.6 30.8 9.12
Oshawa 115.2 38.0 9.335 126.8 39.3 15.155 132.5 39.9 15.655 102.7 30.1 4.235
Ottawa 114.5 37.9 9.32 127.1 39.3 15.69 132.8 40.0 16.025 103.2 30.2 4.305
Peterborough 110.3 37.4 4.145 121.3 38.7 9.335 126.4 39.2 9.375 103.1 30.2 3.62
Sault Ste Marie 113.9 37.8 4.8 125.3 39.1 10.445 131.3 39.8 11.255 111.4 31.1 6.835
St. Catharines 111.5 37.5 6.1 122.4 38.8 11.195 128.2 39.4 11.825 103.8 30.3 4.66
Sudbury 118.8 38.4 9.19 130.3 39.7 14.895 136.9 40.4 16.19 104.2 30.3 0.52
Thunder Bay 115.9 38.0 7.52 126.1 39.2 12.06 132.3 39.9 13.07 109.7 30.9 7.195
Timmins 122.4 38.8 12.405 131.1 39.8 15.605 137.6 40.5 16.855 110.8 31.0 6.345
Toronto 115.0 37.9 9.17 127.1 39.3 15.37 133.1 40.0 16.185 104.2 30.3 5.635
Windsor 115.8 38.0 9.91 127.0 39.3 15.28 133.4 40.0 16.415 101.4 30.0 3.455
Prince Edward Island   Retail Fuel Prices on 30-May-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 106.8 37.0 8.07 110.9 37.6 8.86 114.7 38.1 8.98 110.4 38.6 8.45
Quebec   Retail Fuel Prices on 30-May-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 114.4 39.5 8.95 125.5 40.9 12.67 128.5 41.3 9.225 106.7 34.3 4.53
Drummondville 112.9 43.9 2.99 123.7 45.3 6.45 128.0 45.9 4.09 112.9 38.9 6.14
Gaspé 119.8 41.2 12.62 130.2 42.5 15.79 132.8 42.9 11.925 114.2 35.3 11.05
Gatineau 115.0 37.8 9.925 125.9 39.2 14.645 130.7 39.8 14.035 110.3 38.6 3.07
Montreal 125.8 48.6 11.175 136.8 50.0 14.875 140.3 50.5 11.835 110.9 38.7 4.4
Quebec 115.5 44.2 5.25 126.6 45.7 8.99 131.6 46.3 7.255 113.2 38.9 6.36
Rimouski 119.4 42.5 10.94 130.8 44.0 14.95 135.2 44.5 12.65 110.4 36.7 5.87
Sherbrooke 115.4 44.2 5.195 125.8 45.6 8.31 128.6 46.0 4.635 110.1 38.5 3.685
Trois-Rivières 114.4 44.1 4.3 126.0 45.6 8.47 129.3 46.0 5.23 109.6 38.5 3.27
Val d'Or 114.4 39.5 7.65 124.4 40.8 11.59 127.0 41.1 9.125 110.1 34.7 6.715
Saskatchewan   Retail Fuel Prices on 30-May-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 94.9 29.5 2.63 104.9 30.0 7.635 112.1 30.3 10.01 99.9 23.8 12.065
Prince Albert 95.9 29.6 3.18 104.5 30.0 6.87 110.9 30.3 8.47 99.9 23.8 11.665
Regina 98.3 29.7 5.845 109.1 30.2 11.665 113.7 30.4 11.535 98.5 23.7 10.705
Saskatoon 99.8 29.8 6.915 109.8 30.2 11.94 115.7 30.5 13.03 97.3 23.6 9.175
Yukon   Retail Fuel Prices on 30-May-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 19.305 121.9 22.0 19.075 127.4 22.3 20.305 113.9 16.6 28.005

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.