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Alberta   Retail Fuel Prices on 21-Feb-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 92.5 31.9 1.283333333333 103.8 32.4 7.996666666667 109.8 32.7 9.78 103.5 27.3 5.946666666667
Edmonton 89.8 31.8 1.116666666667 100.6 32.3 7.366666666667 107.0 32.6 9.496666666667 102.8 27.2 8.466666666667
Grande Prairie 97.5 32.1 8.396666666667 109.0 32.7 15.346666666667 115.0 33.0 17.086666666667 102.6 27.2 8.263333333333
Lethbridge 96.4 32.1 4.986666666667 104.7 32.5 8.876666666667 111.4 32.8 11.276666666667 104.2 27.3 6.653333333333
Lloydminster 96.0 32.1 6.986666666667 105.4 32.5 11.98 111.6 32.8 13.866666666667 102.6 27.2 8.263333333333
Red Deer 94.5 32.0 3.176666666667 105.1 32.5 9.256666666667 111.1 32.8 10.976666666667 102.1 27.2 4.65
British Columbia   Retail Fuel Prices on 21-Feb-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 114.0 36.6 9.76 125.3 37.1 15.723333333333 131.4 37.4 17.473333333333 108.4 31.8 10.653333333333
Fort St. John 112.9 36.6 12.016666666667 124.6 37.1 19.193333333333 131.1 37.4 21.356666666667 113.6 32.1 10.623333333333
Kamloops 108.0 36.3 7.306666666667 119.0 36.8 13.786666666667 124.9 37.1 15.446666666667 109.0 31.9 6.316666666667
Kelowna 113.7 36.6 12.796666666667 123.9 37.1 18.51 130.1 37.4 20.41 110.0 31.9 7.253333333333
Prince George 99.9 35.9 4.436666666667 110.9 36.5 10.963333333333 117.3 36.8 12.986666666667 110.0 31.9 8.086666666667
Vancouver 127.4 48.2 11.466666666667 139.4 48.8 18.063333333333 145.9 49.1 20.253333333333 117.2 43.3 8.01
Victoria 116.6 40.2 7.126666666667 127.1 40.7 12.34 133.2 41.0 14.423333333333 110.8 35.4 7.843333333333
Manitoba   Retail Fuel Prices on 21-Feb-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 7.796666666667 105.8 29.0 13.22 112.1 29.3 15.196666666667 102.7 22.9 10.743333333333
Winnipeg 96.2 28.6 8.123333333333 106.7 29.1 14.096666666667 112.4 29.4 15.543333333333 102.0 22.9 10.083333333333
New Brunswick   Retail Fuel Prices on 21-Feb-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 106.8 39.4 10.276666666667 112.0 40.1 12.09 115.3 40.5 11.696666666667 117.6 40.8 12.183333333333
Campbellton 108.2 39.6 11.553333333333 112.0 40.1 12.103333333333 115.5 40.6 11.873333333333 119.4 41.1 13.796666666667
Edmundston 107.0 39.5 10.446666666667 110.5 39.9 10.773333333333 113.9 40.4 10.453333333333 118.4 41.0 12.93
Fredericton 105.2 39.2 8.92 109.8 39.8 10.166666666667 113.0 40.2 9.686666666667 116.8 40.7 11.46
Miramichi 107.2 39.5 9.98 110.7 39.9 10.05 114.2 40.4 10.143333333333 118.6 41.0 12.963333333333
Moncton 106.6 39.4 10.106666666667 111.5 40.1 11.66 114.8 40.5 11.28 118.2 40.9 12.683333333333
Saint John 106.1 39.3 9.733333333333 110.1 39.9 10.41 113.7 40.3 10.313333333333 116.3 40.7 11.073333333333
Sussex 105.6 39.3 9.29 110.1 39.9 10.433333333333 113.5 40.3 10.143333333333 116.7 40.7 11.393333333333
Woodstock 108.2 39.6 11.516666666667 111.3 40.0 11.426666666667 115.1 40.5 11.5 118.8 41.0 13.263333333333
Newfoundland and Labrador   Retail Fuel Prices on 21-Feb-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 133.2 60.4 12.933333333333 136.3 60.8 13.81 139.1 61.1 14.563333333333 126.2 42.0 16.523333333333
Gander 135.0 60.6 17.376666666667 138.0 61.0 17.13 140.8 61.4 16.473333333333 125.0 41.8 19.3
Grand Falls 135.0 60.6 17.376666666667 138.0 61.0 17.13 141.0 61.4 16.646666666667 128.0 42.2 21.9
Labrador City 129.4 49.9 22.536666666667 132.4 50.3 22.29 135.4 50.7 21.806666666667 133.2 42.9 26.396666666667
St. John's 132.1 60.2 14.856666666667 135.1 60.6 14.61 137.7 61.0 13.836666666667 125.4 41.8 19.6
Northwest Territories   Retail Fuel Prices on 21-Feb-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 117.9 26.3 34.656666666667 121.9 26.5 34.466666666667 126.9 26.7 35.226666666667 117.9 18.7 32.123333333333
Nova Scotia   Retail Fuel Prices on 21-Feb-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 103.6 39.0 7.703333333333 108.8 39.7 9.39 112.4 40.2 9.393333333333 107.5 33.4 10.253333333333
Kentville 104.2 39.1 8.246666666667 108.4 39.6 9.06 112.2 40.1 9.193333333333 108.4 33.5 11.04
New Glasgow 104.8 39.2 8.716666666667 110.4 39.9 10.74 113.8 40.3 10.606666666667 109.1 33.6 11.666666666667
Sydney 105.8 39.3 9.573333333333 110.8 39.9 11.066666666667 114.3 40.4 11.056666666667 111.4 33.9 13.643333333333
Truro 104.8 39.2 8.716666666667 110.0 39.8 10.443333333333 113.5 40.3 10.366666666667 108.4 33.5 11.033333333333
Yarmouth 104.7 39.2 8.656666666667 110.3 39.9 10.64 113.7 40.3 10.506666666667 108.6 33.6 11.246666666667
Ontario   Retail Fuel Prices on 21-Feb-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 107.7 37.1 9.14 118.9 38.4 15.003333333333 124.3 39.0 15.93 105.9 30.5 6.28
Brantford 108.2 37.1 9.653333333333 118.2 38.3 14.523333333333 124.5 39.0 16.053333333333 106.1 30.5 6.156666666667
Guelph 108.2 37.2 9.556666666667 118.3 38.3 14.48 124.3 39.0 15.893333333333 105.9 30.5 6.33
Hamilton 107.3 37.0 8.863333333333 117.6 38.2 14.02 124.0 39.0 15.626666666667 107.4 30.7 7.306666666667
Kingston 102.1 36.4 3.11 113.1 37.7 8.68 118.2 38.3 9.02 106.8 30.6 5.933333333333
Kitchener 107.8 37.1 9.296666666667 118.6 38.3 14.86 125.3 39.1 16.836666666667 106.8 30.6 6.806666666667
London 108.3 37.2 9.583333333333 119.0 38.4 15.143333333333 125.2 39.1 16.693333333333 107.1 30.6 7.22
North Bay 108.0 37.1 9.933333333333 119.1 38.4 15.743333333333 125.4 39.1 16.953333333333 109.7 30.9 9.156666666667
Oshawa 108.5 37.2 9.83 119.9 38.5 15.88 125.8 39.2 17.203333333333 106.0 30.5 6.42
Ottawa 106.6 37.0 8.713333333333 118.6 38.3 15.263333333333 124.2 39.0 15.923333333333 107.4 30.7 7.116666666667
Peterborough 99.7 36.2 1.18 110.3 37.4 6.706666666667 115.4 38.0 7.156666666667 105.6 30.4 4.876666666667
Sault Ste Marie 109.3 37.3 7.253333333333 119.2 38.4 12.033333333333 125.0 39.1 13.193333333333 112.0 31.2 6.916666666667
St. Catharines 103.7 36.6 5.686666666667 113.5 37.8 10.386666666667 120.0 38.5 12.143333333333 106.9 30.6 6.836666666667
Sudbury 109.2 37.3 7.196666666667 119.8 38.5 12.57 126.2 39.2 14.27 107.9 30.7 3.216666666667
Thunder Bay 111.6 37.5 7.896666666667 121.1 38.6 12.356666666667 127.3 39.4 13.856666666667 111.3 31.1 5.593333333333
Timmins 118.5 38.3 15.423333333333 125.9 39.2 17.953333333333 132.7 40.0 20.04 112.8 31.3 7.616666666667
Toronto 108.4 37.2 9.68 120.0 38.5 16.046666666667 126.1 39.2 17.546666666667 107.8 30.7 8.03
Windsor 106.7 37.0 8.323333333333 117.2 38.2 13.516666666667 123.5 38.9 15.203333333333 105.9 30.5 6.496666666667
Prince Edward Island   Retail Fuel Prices on 21-Feb-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 105.5 36.9 10.473333333333 109.5 37.4 11.203333333333 113.4 37.9 11.343333333333 115.0 39.2 10.333333333333
Quebec   Retail Fuel Prices on 21-Feb-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 11.146666666667 120.2 40.2 15.593333333333 122.8 40.6 12.816666666667 109.3 34.6 7.22
Drummondville 110.0 43.5 7.023333333333 120.5 44.9 11.223333333333 124.2 45.4 9.346666666667 114.1 39.1 7.563333333333
Gaspé 111.7 40.1 12.14 122.8 41.5 16.86 124.6 41.8 13.336666666667 115.8 35.5 12.88
Gatineau 107.9 36.9 10.126666666667 118.6 38.3 15.326666666667 122.3 38.7 14.33 113.8 39.0 5.113333333333
Montreal 115.7 47.3 8.986666666667 126.3 48.7 13.3 129.7 49.1 11.14 113.0 38.9 6.633333333333
Quebec 107.0 43.1 4.376666666667 117.9 44.6 8.913333333333 121.9 45.1 7.393333333333 114.2 39.1 7.61
Rimouski 110.7 41.3 9.913333333333 122.1 42.8 14.923333333333 125.7 43.3 12.96 113.3 37.1 8.766666666667
Sherbrooke 109.6 43.5 6.693333333333 120.2 44.9 10.966666666667 122.6 45.2 7.963333333333 112.0 38.8 5.693333333333
Trois-Rivières 109.4 43.5 6.496666666667 120.7 44.9 11.346666666667 123.8 45.3 8.983333333333 111.9 38.8 5.626666666667
Val d'Or 110.4 38.9 10.556666666667 120.2 40.2 14.956666666667 122.9 40.6 13.063333333333 112.3 35.0 7.656666666667
Saskatchewan   Retail Fuel Prices on 21-Feb-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 95.9 29.6 7.796666666667 105.9 30.0 13.326666666667 113.1 30.4 16.176666666667 99.7 23.8 8.883333333333
Prince Albert 94.8 29.5 6.306666666667 103.5 29.9 10.636666666667 109.7 30.2 12.55 99.2 23.7 8.043333333333
Regina 93.1 29.4 5.146666666667 102.7 29.9 10.243333333333 108.4 30.2 11.69 99.2 23.7 8.393333333333
Saskatoon 94.9 29.5 6.413333333333 103.8 29.9 10.946666666667 110.6 30.3 13.423333333333 97.8 23.7 6.653333333333
Yukon   Retail Fuel Prices on 21-Feb-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 30.34 124.9 22.2 30.266666666667 130.6 22.4 31.666666666667 115.9 16.7 33.263333333333

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.