FPT Regulations

Industry Engagement

In August 2020, the BC government announced the Fuel Price Transparency Regulations outlined in Order in Council No. 474/20, under the Fuel Price Transparency Act (FPT Act). These regulations require fuel importers, wholesalers, terminal owners/operators, and those who supply fuel to retail dealers to submit regular reports to the BCUC starting in November 2020. As the Administrator of the FPT Act, the BCUC is responsible for ensuring compliance to these regulations.


Data Confidentiality

In January 2022, the BCUC concluded a proceeding that established a final framework to determine the treatment and confidentiality of fuel data (Confidentiality Framework), that is submitted to the BCUC from the wholesale and retail fuel industry under the FPT Act.

The Confidentiality Framework outlines the types of fuel data that will be held confidential by the BCUC. It also sets out a process the BCUC can follow to aggregate or anonymize otherwise confidential fuel data so that it can be published and shared publicly on this website.

BCUC staff will now review the information that has been submitted by fuel industry participants since November 2020. In accordance with Section 5 of the Confidentiality Framework, the BCUC has proposed to publish certain aggregate and/or anonymized information. Impacted parties have been invited to participate in this process.

More information is available on our proceeding page.

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Non-Compliance Hearings

The BCUC has not received reporting forms from the following companies in accordance with the FPT Regulations and has established a written hearing process for their potential non-compliance. For more information about these hearings, please click the link(s) below:

Archived Proceedings



FPT Regulation Forms

Please visit the Industry Forms page to find the final version of all reporting forms for those who are required to submit reportable fuel data to the BCUC under the FPT Regulations.



Important Documents

Date Issued Description Document
February 26, 2021 The BCUC issued a letter to those in the wholesale industry, advising them that the Reporting Guidelines will not be updated at this time. FPT Act Regulations Reporting Guidelines V2 Letter
February 26, 2021
Based on industry feedback, the BCUC has updated the standardized Reporting Forms for those in the wholesale industry to use to ensure compliance with the FPT Regulation requirements.

January 27, 2021
The BCUC has proposed revisions to the Reporting Forms for comments and feedback from the wholesale industry.

October 5, 2020 The BCUC's Final FPT Regulation Reporting Guidelines provide instructions to those required to submit reportable fuel data to the BCUC. FPT Regulation Reporting Guidelines
October 5, 2020
The BCUC developed the following standardized Reporting Forms for those in the wholesale industry to use to ensure compliance with the FPT Regulation requirements.

September 11, 2020 The BCUC Draft Reporting Guidelines provide instructions to those required to submit reportable fuel data to the BCUC. Draft Reporting Guidelines
September 11, 2020
The BCUC developed the following drafts of standardized reporting forms for comments and feedback from the wholesale industry.

September 9, 2020 The BCUC issued a letter to those in the wholesale industry, advising them of the FPT regulations and upcoming information sessions. OIC No. 474/20 Reporting Requirements Letter
August 14, 2020 BC government issued Order in Council No. 474/20 outlining Fuel Wholesaler Regulations. OIC No. 474/20

Current BCUC Consultation Process

The BCUC has proposed revisions to the current reporting guidelines and the revised version is available on the Important Documents chart above. All reporting entities were invited to provide written comments on the proposed revisions to the reporting guidelines by Friday, February 12, 2021. Written comments will assist the BCUC in establishing the final reporting guidelines.





Industry Feedback

Written comments on the proposed revisions to the reporting guidelines that have been submitted to the BCUC are posted below.

Date Document
February 12, 2021 Imperial Oil Written Comments
February 12, 2021 Suncor Written Comments

The BCUC hosted three online information sessions to walk through its draft reporting guidelines on September 16, 18 and 22, 2020. A copy of the presentation from these sessions is available here.

All reporting entities were invited to provide written comments on a draft of the reporting guidelines by Friday, September 25, 2020. Written comments informed the design of the reporting platform and assisted the BCUC in establishing the final reporting guidelines.

Date Document
September 25, 2020 AFD Petroleum Written Comments
September 25, 2020 Suncor Energy Confidential Written Comments
September 25, 2020 Suncor Energy Written Comments
September 25, 2020 Smith Fuels Written Comments
September 25, 2020 Canadian Fuels Association Written Comments
September 25, 2020 Shell Canada Written Comments
September 25, 2020 Tidewater Midstream Written Comments
September 25, 2020 Thorsteinssons Written Comments
September 24, 2020 Imperial Oil Written Comments
September 24, 2020 Trans Mountain Written Comments