What makes up the cost of gas at the pump?

Feb 02, 2017   | Categories: Fossil Fuels, Fuels
That’s one of the most frequently asked questions by Canadian consumers. Here, shown in a simple graphic, is a look at pump price components. 

It’s a mixture of inputs (like the cost of crude oil), refining margins (the cost to make oil into gas), taxes (federal, provincial and sometimes municipal) and marketing and distribution (getting the gas to the stations to sell to customers).  

Check it out.

Canadian gas price components infographic

Want to learn more about gas prices, and how they are determined? Check out our blog post on who controls gas stations and prices, and our gas price FAQs.
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