BC Fuel Info

Price Factors

The interactive dashboards below show how fuel prices can differ by city, year, fuel type, and other components. Use the dashboards to compare fuel prices in one city to other cities across BC and Canada; see what factors are included in the price of fuel; and/or learn how fuel prices have changed in BC since 2016.

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This map shows how fuel price averages differ from region to region. Areas with larger bubbles experience higher prices than those with smaller bubbles. Compare your city or a city of your choosing with cities across BC and Canada, to see what the price of gas or diesel is. Change years, fuel type, cities, and components to find out more.

Disclaimer: The above fuel price data is publicly available on The Kent Group Ltd. (Kent) website. Kent 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.

Components such as retail price, taxes, refining price and the price of crude oil all affect the average price of fuel in BC. See how much of our fuel costs each of these components account for. You can change regions, years, and fuel types for more information.

Retail Margin: The BC government has defined Retail Margin as, “the difference between the amount a retailer pays for gasoline and diesel and the amount the retailer charges its customers for gasoline and diesel, excluding taxes”.

Refining Margin: The BC government has defined Refining Margin as, “the difference between the amount the refiner pays for crude oil and other components, and the amount the refiner charges its customers in the wholesale market for gasoline and diesel”.

Disclaimer: The above fuel price data is publicly available on The Kent Group Ltd. (Kent) website. Kent 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.

Picking one price component at a time, a fuel type and a date range, this dashboard will show you the comparison of that component in the cities you have selected over a specific period of time.

Disclaimer: The above fuel price data is publicly available on The Kent Group Ltd. (Kent) website. Kent 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.

Fuel prices can change daily. This dashboard shows the daily trends in fuel prices, customized by region, date, fuel type and component.

Disclaimer: The above fuel price data is publicly available on The Kent Group Ltd. (Kent) website. Kent 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.

Similar to Dashboard 2 (above), this dashboard compares the average fuel prices in different cities, by year and fuel type, but by one price component at a time.

Retail Margin: The BC government has defined Retail Margin as, “the difference between the amount a retailer pays for gasoline and diesel and the amount the retailer charges its customers for gasoline and diesel, excluding taxes”.

Refining Margin: The BC government has defined Refining Margin as, “the difference between the amount the refiner pays for crude oil and other components, and the amount the refiner charges its customers in the wholesale market for gasoline and diesel”.

Disclaimer: The above fuel price data is publicly available on The Kent Group Ltd. (Kent) website. Kent 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.