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As Administrator of the Fuel Price Transparency Act (FPT Act), the BCUC is committed to keeping you advised of recent news, communications, and data that is received related to fuel prices in BC.

BCUC News

Date Title
July 20, 2022 BCUC Shares Preliminary Findings on Retail Fuel Pricing Behaviours
July 6, 2022 BCUC Begins Public Process to Determine Confidentiality of Data from Fuel Investigation Projects
March 31, 2022 BCUC Issues Final Report on Fuel Retail Pilot to BC Government
March 17, 2022 BCUC Proactively Monitoring Fuel Pricing Behaviours
March 11, 2022 BCUC Continuing Fuel Pricing Investigations
Feburary 4, 2022 BCUC Invites Public Feedback on Retail Pilot Draft Report
January 20, 2022 BCUC Issues Decision and Final Framework on Treatment and Confidentiality of Fuel Price Data
December 15, 2021 BCUC Seeks Public's Feedback on Fuel Behaviours in British Columbia
September 20, 2021 BCUC Releases First Fuel Price Transparency Act Newsletter
September 2, 2021 BCUC Initiates New Fuel Price Data Collection Project for Select Cities
May 26, 2021 BCUC Invites Feedback on its Second Draft of the Fuel Price Data Confidentiality Framework
March 5, 2021 BCUC Releases Fuel Price Data Collection Report
February 9, 2021 BCUC Invites Feedback on its Draft Fuel Price Data Confidentiality Framework
December 1, 2020 BCUC Invites Participation in Hearing to Establish Confidential Information Framework for Fuel Price Data Reporting
September 30, 2020 BCUC Extends Fuel Price Ad-Hoc Data Collection Project
September 24, 2020 BCUC Establishes Public Review Process for Advanced Ruling on Confidentiality of Fuel Price Data Reporting
September 18, 2020 BCUC Initiates its Consultation Process for Fuel Retail Pilot
September 10, 2020 BCUC Starts Industry Engagement on Data Collection Process with Wholesale Fuel Industry
August 14, 2020 BCUC Welcomes BC Government Regulations for Fuel Wholesalers
July 30, 2020 BCUC Makes Expanded Fuel Price Data Available on GasPricesBC.ca
June 15, 2020 BCUC Expands Fuel Price Data Based on Public Feedback
April 7, 2020 BCUC Launches GasPricesBC.ca
March 9, 2020 BCUC Named Administrator of the Fuel Price Transparency Act

Reports & Newsletters

Date Issued Description Document
April 29, 2022 The March FPT Act Newsletter provides an update on BC's gasoline and diesel fuel prices and market, global oil supply issues, and BCUC's new Market Conditions webpage. It also highlights the BCUC's recent activities related to the FPT Act. March 2022 FPT Act Newsletter
March 31, 2022 The BCUC issued its Final Report summarizing the results of the Retail Pilot and providing recommendations to the Minister of Energy, Mines and Low Carbon Innovation. The BCUC has provided a Supplementary Report to share its final recommendations and engagement process with the public. Retail Pilot - Fuel Price Transparency Act: Supplement to the BCUC's Proposed Recommendations to the BC Government
March 31, 2022 The February FPT Act Newsletter provides an update on the gasoline and diesel fuel market in BC. It covers February's retail and wholesale gas and diesel prices, a recap of the global oil markets, differences in wholesale prices in BC, and an update on the BCUC's activities. February 2022 FPT Act Newsletter
February 15, 2022 The January 2022 FPT Act Newsletter provides an update on the gasoline and diesel fuel market in BC. This edition includes information about fuel pricing and fuel margin changes over the last month, as well as updates on the global energy outlook for 2022 and updates on the BCUC's activities as FPT Act Administrator. January 2022 FPT Act Newsletter
February 4, 2022 The BCUC's Draft Report summarizes the results of a Retail Pilot that took place over 12 months, during which the BCUC collected data from a group of retail dealers across BC. It explains the BCUC's approach, examines the costs and benefits of collecting fuel data from retail stations, outlines key takeaways from our analysis, and provides draft recommendations to the BC government on what retail fuel data should be collected, who should have to report it, and how frequently it should be reported. Retail Pilot Draft Report
January 21, 2022 The December 2021 FPT Act Newsletter provides an update on the gasoline and diesel fuel market in BC. This edition includes information about fuel pricing and fuel margin changes over the last month, as well as key information about the fuel supply chain in BC and updates on the BCUC's activities as FPT Act Administrator. December 2021 FPT Act Newsletter
December 13, 2021 The November 2021 FPT Act Newsletter provides an update on the gasoline and diesel fuel market in BC. This edition includes information about fuel pricing and fuel margin changes over the last month, as well as key information about the fuel supply chain in BC and updates on the BCUC's activities as FPT Act Administrator. November 2021 FPT Act Newsletter
November 12, 2021 The October 2021 FPT Act Newsletter provides an update on the gasoline and diesel fuel market in BC. This edition includes information about fuel pricing and fuel margin changes over the last month, as well as key information about the fuel supply chain in BC and updates on the BCUC's activities as FPT Act Administrator. October 2021 FPT Act Newsletter
October 15, 2021 The September 2021 FPT Act Newsletter provides an update on the gasoline and diesel fuel market in BC. This edition includes information about fuel pricing and fuel margin changes over the last month, as well as key information about the fuel supply chain in BC and updates on the BCUC's activities as FPT Act Administrator. September 2021 FPT Act Newsletter
September 20, 2021 The August 2021 FPT Act Newsletter provides an update on the gasoline and diesel fuel market in BC. This edition includes information about fuel pricing and fuel margin changes over the last month, as well as key information about the fuel supply chain in BC and updates on the BCUC's activities as FPT Act Administrator. August 2021 FPT Act Newsletter
March 5, 2021 The BCUC released its first Fuel Market Report, which provides staff observations about fuel pricing behaviour in specific geographical areas of BC, as part of a fuel price data collection project. BCUC Fuel Market Report

BCUC Communications with Reporting Companies

Date Issued Communication Description Document
November 17, 2020 The BCUC issues a letter advising all retail dealers of the short Retail Station Survey that they are required to complete regarding each of their retail station(s) in BC. Retail Pilot Retail Station Survey Letter
September 18, 2020 The BCUC issues a letter to retail dealers in BC, advising them of the Special Direction and upcoming information sessions. BCUC Engagement for Retail Pilot Letter
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
March 16, 2020 The BCUC issued a letter to companies in the fuel (oil and gas) industry in BC, advising them of the FPT Act and our role as Administrator. L-9-20-BCUC-FPTA-Additional-Information-to-Stakeholders

BC Government Communications

Date Issued Description Document
August 14, 2020 The special direction from the BC government outlines how the BCUC, as Administrator of the FPT Act, will require fuel data from retailer dealers of reportable fuels for the purposes of a retail data collection pilot. Special Direction, Section 4 of FPT Act
August 14, 2020 The BC government establishes new mandatory reporting requirements for the wholesale market in accordance with the Fuel Price Transparency Act. View Order in Council 474
May 25, 2020 The BC government announces they will be undertaking consultation with fuel industry stakeholders in BC, beginning June 1, 2020. BC government Fuel Price Transparency Act Consultation
March 9, 2020 The BC government created Order in Council 123 designating the BCUC as the Administrator of the Fuel Price Transparency Act. View Order in Council 123