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.


Confidentiality Public Hearing

The BCUC is conducting a public hearing process to develop a framework that will determine confidentiality and treatment of protected Information submitted under the FPT Act. The framework aims to establish a consistent approach for the BCUC to determine whether fuel data submitted by those in the wholesale and retail fuel industry should be kept confidential or made publicly available. The framework and process is likely to impact members of the public, who may be interested in accessing or understanding the fuel data the BCUC receives, and the fuel industry, who will be responsible for reporting fuel data to the BCUC pursuant to the FPT Act.

There are several ways to participate in the review process;

  • Request intervener status: to actively participate in the proceeding, request intervener status by submitting a completed Request to Intervene Form online by Wednesday, January 6, 2021.
     
  • Submit a letter of comment: members of the public can contribute views, opinions, and impact or potential impact, with respect to a matter before the BCUC, by submitting a letter of comment online by Wednesday, January 13, 2021.
     
  • Register as an interested party: interested parties can register online to receive updates on the proceeding.

    Current Proceedings

Current Proceedings

Important Documents

Date Issued Description Document
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 created the following standardized Reporting Forms for those in the wholesale industry to use to ensure the requirements outlined in the FPT Regulation are met.

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 created 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

BCUC Consultation Process

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

Industry Feedback

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