BC Fuel Info

Market Conditions

The interactive dashboards below show the market conditions that influence the price of fuel in British Columbia (BC) each month. The dashboards display monthly changes to crude oil prices, retail margin, retail prices, and refining margins, which affect the province's fuel prices. BC fuel prices are also compared to nearby jurisdictions.

The dashboards also include the cities in BC and Canada with the highest average retail price increase for gasoline this month. Check back often as regular updates are made to this page as additional data is collected.

Visit our Price Factors page to see information for long term trends that impact BC fuel prices and how fuel prices compare from city to city within the province. To learn more about the work the BCUC is doing to monitor and investigate fuel prices in BC, see our Special Projects page.

The left column in this dashboard displays the average retail price of gasoline ‚Äčand diesel (including federal and provincial taxes), and the average crude oil price in British Columbia for the month.

The right column shows the percentage change of each of these components compared to the previous month.

This dashboard shows the Vancouver wholesale rack price compared to the Edmonton wholesale rack price and the Seattle spot price.

This dashboard compares retail gasoline and diesel prices in British Columbia, Alberta, and Canada. Retail prices include the price of crude oil, refining margin, retail margin, and federal/provincial taxes.

The total retail price is the number at the top of each bar, which is the total of all the components below.

Use this dashboard to see the average retail price of gasoline, diesel, crude oil, refining margin, retail margin, and federal/provincial taxes for the month. The dashboard also shows how these prices have changed from the previous month.

This dashboard shows the top ten Canadian and top three BC cities that have the highest average retail price increase for gasoline and diesel this month. The chart also shows how much the average retail price in these cities have changed from the previous month.

Disclaimer: Pacific Northwest (Seattle) Spot data is powered by Oil Price Information Service, LLC ("OPIS"). Any calculation or other modification or manipulation of the OPIS data was performed by the BCUC and may include data from other sources.

The fuel price data in Dashboards 1, 2, 4, 5 is publicly available on the Kalibrate Canada Inc. ((Kalibrate), formerly Kent Group Ltd.) website . Kalibrate collects retail fuel pricing data at a set time each day in the morning. The BCUC's Gasoline and Diesel Prices Inquiry Report identified that the practice of canvassing the retail fuel prices at a specific time each morning may not reflect the price most fuel volume is being sold each day. We are exploring other potential data sources.