Fuel Price Transparency Act
In November 2019, the BC government created BC's Fuel Price Transparency Act (FPT Act). The FPT Act requires companies in the fuel (gasoline and diesel) industry in BC to report information and data on their activities.
In March 2020, the BC government designated the BCUC as the Administrator of the FPT Act. As the Administrator, the BCUC is responsible for collecting data to promote market competitiveness, and public confidence in the competitiveness of the market. The BCUC does not regulate fuel prices in British Columbia.
More information about the Administrator duties are outlined in the FPT Act.
As a starting point, the BCUC has launched a new website at GasPricesBC.ca to provide the public with more information about the factors that influence fuel prices in BC.
BCUC Administrator Activities
As Administrator of the 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.
|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|
BCUC Communications with Reporting Companies
|Date Issued||Communication Description||Document|
|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
|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|