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Retail Fuel Prices by Province

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NOTE: Prices include taxes

Alberta   Retail Fuel Prices on 17-Jan-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 211.3 65.0 19.12 234.1 66.1 32.834 246.2 66.7 36.292 209.9 54.7 16.566
Edmonton 201.4 64.6 14.5 223.4 65.6 27.398 235.6 66.2 31.026 207.4 54.6 20.608
Grande Prairie 208.0 64.9 20.774 231.0 66.0 34.68 243.2 66.6 38.242 205.3 54.5 18.588
Lethbridge 214.7 65.2 22.362 231.3 66.0 30.142 244.7 66.6 34.922 210.7 54.7 17.276
Lloydminster 208.7 64.9 21.398 226.1 65.7 29.958 236.9 66.3 32.3 204.3 54.4 17.622
Red Deer 211.0 65.0 18.826 232.0 66.0 30.818 244.3 66.6 34.53 205.2 54.5 12.022
British Columbia   Retail Fuel Prices on 17-Jan-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 237.0 73.6 30.7 259.7 74.7 42.78 271.9 75.3 47.92 223.5 64.0 24.534
Fort St. John 225.8 73.1 15.52 249.0 74.2 29.62 261.4 74.8 33.44 226.9 64.1 22.932
Kamloops 229.9 73.3 19.46 251.9 74.3 32.416 263.7 74.9 35.634 219.6 63.8 15.936
Kelowna 238.2 73.7 27.364 258.5 74.7 38.682 270.8 75.2 42.364 221.0 63.9 17.306
Prince George 215.0 72.6 14.928 236.7 73.6 27.588 248.8 74.2 31.07 222.2 63.9 20.076
Vancouver 251.4 96.3 22.42 274.7 97.4 35.1 287.4 98.0 40.704 239.3 86.7 17.61
Victoria 250.9 81.3 33.768 271.8 82.3 44.124 283.6 82.8 48.828 228.7 71.2 19.356
Manitoba   Retail Fuel Prices on 17-Jan-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 212.1 58.1 26.454 231.2 59.0 36.608 244.2 59.6 40.988 205.4 45.8 23.37
Winnipeg 203.0 57.7 17.706 224.3 58.7 30.076 235.7 59.2 32.85 205.8 45.8 23.766
New Brunswick   Retail Fuel Prices on 17-Jan-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 223.9 80.2 23.02 233.8 81.5 26.082 240.5 82.4 25.404 238.8 82.2 27.854
Campbellton 227.3 80.7 25.984 235.0 81.7 27.188 241.9 82.6 26.644 241.8 82.5 30.434
Edmundston 225.0 80.3 23.952 231.8 81.2 24.338 238.6 82.1 23.808 239.8 82.3 28.688
Fredericton 219.8 79.7 19.384 229.6 81.0 22.46 236.2 81.8 21.722 238.3 82.1 27.37
Miramichi 225.2 80.4 21.1 232.1 81.3 21.292 239.2 82.2 21.422 240.8 82.4 23.998
Moncton 223.2 80.1 22.352 233.2 81.4 25.542 239.9 82.3 24.89 239.3 82.2 28.262
Saint John 220.8 79.8 20.282 228.8 80.8 21.72 236.1 81.8 21.638 235.4 81.7 24.866
Sussex 222.4 80.0 21.686 231.2 81.2 23.864 238.0 82.0 23.3 236.2 81.8 25.556
Woodstock 227.1 80.6 25.736 233.3 81.4 25.71 241.5 82.5 26.3 242.9 82.7 31.334
Newfoundland and Labrador   Retail Fuel Prices on 17-Jan-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 278.1 122.3 32.826 284.1 123.1 35.142 290.0 123.8 31.4 254.0 84.1 31.362
Gander 281.7 122.8 38.706 287.7 123.5 38.262 293.6 124.3 37.142 253.6 84.1 41.752
Grand Falls 281.7 122.8 38.706 287.7 123.5 38.262 293.7 124.3 37.246 257.6 84.6 45.232
Labrador City 270.5 101.3 48.966 276.5 102.1 48.522 282.5 102.9 47.506 267.2 85.9 53.572
St. John's 274.5 121.8 32.418 280.5 122.6 31.994 286.3 123.3 30.798 252.6 84.0 40.832
Northwest Territories   Retail Fuel Prices on 17-Jan-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 243.8 53.0 68.42 251.8 53.4 68.02 261.8 53.9 69.56 235.8 37.4 66.13
Nova Scotia   Retail Fuel Prices on 17-Jan-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 221.8 79.9 21.812 232.3 81.3 25.244 239.4 82.2 25.188 217.5 67.2 22.752
Kentville 223.1 80.1 22.906 231.5 81.2 24.546 238.9 82.2 24.794 218.4 67.3 23.588
New Glasgow 224.2 80.2 23.892 235.4 81.7 27.968 242.4 82.6 27.788 220.6 67.6 25.45
Sydney 225.8 80.4 25.324 235.9 81.8 28.384 243.0 82.7 28.344 225.3 68.2 29.518
Truro 224.3 80.3 23.944 234.8 81.6 27.42 241.7 82.5 27.244 219.3 67.4 24.292
Yarmouth 224.0 80.2 23.716 235.2 81.7 27.792 242.0 82.6 27.472 220.2 67.5 25.1
Ontario   Retail Fuel Prices on 17-Jan-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 223.1 75.1 17.49 245.3 77.6 28.994 256.5 78.9 31.07 215.0 61.3 13.596
Brantford 224.7 75.3 19.024 244.8 77.6 28.876 257.3 79.0 31.936 214.8 61.3 12.74
Guelph 223.0 75.0 17.374 243.1 77.4 27.002 255.0 78.7 29.738 215.8 61.4 14.338
Hamilton 218.5 74.5 13.612 239.0 76.9 23.71 251.7 78.4 26.912 217.5 61.6 15.166
Kingston 213.8 74.0 7.216 235.3 76.5 17.598 245.5 77.6 18.25 217.4 61.6 13.446
Kitchener 223.7 75.1 18.13 245.2 77.6 29.168 258.7 79.2 33.11 216.7 61.5 14.426
London 224.4 75.2 18.48 245.9 77.7 29.402 258.3 79.1 32.514 216.6 61.5 14.612
North Bay 229.6 75.8 24.384 252.0 78.4 35.786 264.4 79.8 38.234 218.2 61.7 15.398
Oshawa 224.0 75.2 18.282 246.7 77.8 30.16 258.5 79.1 32.834 215.7 61.4 14.262
Ottawa 220.9 74.8 16.74 244.9 77.6 29.516 256.3 78.9 31.07 218.7 61.7 15.82
Peterborough 216.7 74.3 10.04 238.0 76.8 21.122 247.9 77.9 21.648 215.5 61.4 11.734
Sault Ste Marie 217.0 74.4 5.522 237.2 76.7 15.438 248.9 78.0 17.77 226.4 62.6 14.042
St. Catharines 213.6 74.0 9.25 233.3 76.3 18.69 246.3 77.8 22.192 218.3 61.7 15.82
Sudbury 229.5 75.8 16.58 250.8 78.3 27.456 263.7 79.7 30.856 221.3 62.1 9.518
Thunder Bay 229.6 75.8 12.99 249.2 78.1 22.312 261.6 79.5 25.33 223.6 62.3 14.022
Timmins 243.2 77.4 28.766 258.0 79.1 33.826 271.7 80.6 38.006 231.6 63.2 18.66
Toronto 224.3 75.2 18.556 247.6 77.9 31.022 260.0 79.3 34.146 219.2 61.8 17.364
Windsor 224.9 75.3 18.898 245.8 77.7 29.336 258.4 79.1 32.588 214.2 61.3 13.136
Prince Edward Island   Retail Fuel Prices on 17-Jan-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 224.4 75.5 26.028 232.4 76.5 27.488 240.2 77.5 27.768 234.8 79.0 25.12
Quebec   Retail Fuel Prices on 17-Jan-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 219.6 77.7 18.096 241.2 80.5 27.45 248.7 81.5 25.352 224.4 70.0 14.814
Drummondville 224.1 87.6 12.686 245.1 90.3 21.502 254.1 91.5 20.754 239.0 79.5 19.892
Gaspé 230.6 81.2 25.66 253.2 84.1 35.858 256.9 84.6 30.518 234.3 71.3 23.364
Gatineau 216.2 73.8 13.066 237.5 76.6 23.162 245.9 77.6 21.934 231.9 78.6 12.144
Montreal 235.4 95.1 16.546 257.0 97.9 25.826 264.5 98.9 23.856 233.8 78.9 15.358
Quebec 223.7 87.6 12.37 245.3 90.4 21.646 254.1 91.5 20.784 234.5 79.0 15.964
Rimouski 224.8 83.1 17.904 247.7 86.1 28.34 256.0 87.2 27.036 231.9 74.8 17.508
Sherbrooke 221.9 87.3 10.772 243.4 90.1 19.988 249.3 90.9 16.636 233.1 78.8 14.746
Trois-Rivières 231.2 88.5 18.896 253.7 91.5 29.016 260.8 92.4 26.59 232.9 78.7 14.582
Val d'Or 230.8 79.2 22.278 250.4 81.7 30.816 257.4 82.6 28.426 230.0 70.7 18.134
Saskatchewan   Retail Fuel Prices on 17-Jan-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 205.8 59.8 20.42 225.8 60.8 31.46 240.2 61.4 37.18 201.4 47.6 21.55
Prince Albert 205.8 59.8 19.62 223.0 60.6 28 235.5 61.2 31.92 199.1 47.5 18.566
Regina 200.7 59.6 15.562 220.8 60.5 26.676 231.8 61.0 29.182 197.4 47.4 17.742
Saskatoon 202.6 59.6 16.624 220.6 60.5 25.692 234.0 61.1 30.49 199.5 47.5 18.972
Yukon   Retail Fuel Prices on 17-Jan-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 239.8 43.8 63.3 249.8 44.3 63.32 260.8 44.8 67.3 231.8 33.4 63.43

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.