Fuel Charge Rates

The tables on this page list the fuel types and combustible waste that are subject to the fuel charge and the applicable rates, which are set out in Schedule 2 to the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act.

It is proposed that the rates will first come into effect as follows:

  • on April 1, 2019, for the proposed listed provinces of Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan (see Table 1 below), and
  • on July 1, 2019, for the proposed listed provinces of Nunavut and Yukon (see Table 2 below).

The rates reflect a carbon pollution price of $20 per tonne of carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2e) in 2019, rising by $10 per tonne annually to $50 per tonne in 2022. The rates are based on global warming potential factors and emission factors used by Environment and Climate Change Canada to report Canada's emissions to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The rates for gasoline and light fuel oil also take into account the average renewable content of these fuels.

Table 1 – Rates of fuel charge for Manitoba, New Brunswick, Ontario and Saskatchewan
Type April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 Beginning April 1, 2022
Aviation gasoline $0.0498 per litre $0.0747 per litre $0.0995 per litre $0.1244 per litre
Aviation turbo fuel $0.0516 per litre $0.0775 per litre $0.1033 per litre $0.1291 per litre
Butane $0.0356 per litre $0.0534 per litre $0.0712 per litre $0.0890 per litre
Coke $63.59 per tonne $95.39 per tonne $127.19 per tonne $158.99 per tonne
Coke oven gas $0.0140 per cubic metre $0.0210 per cubic metre $0.0280 per cubic metre $0.0350 per cubic metre
Combustible waste $39.95 per tonne $59.92 per tonne $79.89 per tonne $99.87 per tonne
Ethane $0.0204 per litre $0.0306 per litre $0.0408 per litre $0.0509 per litre
Gas liquids $0.0333 per litre $0.0499 per litre $0.0666 per litre $0.0832 per litre
Gasoline $0.0442 per litre $0.0663 per litre $0.0884 per litre $0.1105 per litre
Heavy fuel oil $0.0637 per litre $0.0956 per litre $0.1275 per litre $0.1593 per litre
High heat value coal $45.03 per tonne $67.55 per tonne $90.07 per tonne $112.58 per tonne
Kerosene $0.0516 per litre $0.0775 per litre $0.1033 per litre $0.1291 per litre
Light fuel oil $0.0537 per litre $0.0805 per litre $0.1073 per litre $0.1341 per litre
Low heat value coal $35.45 per tonne $53.17 per tonne $70.90 per tonne $88.62 per tonne
Methanol $0.0220 per litre $0.0329 per litre $0.0439 per litre $0.0549 per litre
Naphtha $0.0451 per litre $0.0676 per litre $0.0902 per litre $0.1127 per litre
Natural gas, marketable $0.0391 per cubic metre $0.0587 per cubic metre $0.0783 per cubic metre $0.0979 per cubic metre
Natural gas, non-marketable $0.0517 per cubic metre $0.0776 per cubic metre $0.1034 per cubic metre $0.1293 per cubic metre
Petroleum coke $0.0767 per litre $0.1151 per litre $0.1535 per litre $0.1919 per litre
Pentanes plus $0.0356 per litre $0.0534 per litre $0.0712 per litre $0.0890 per litre
Propane $0.0310 per litre $0.0464 per litre $0.0619 per litre $0.0774 per litre
Still gas $0.0540 per cubic metre $0.0810 per cubic metre $0.1080 per cubic metre $0.1350 per cubic metre
Table 2 – Rates of fuel charge for Nunavut and Yukon
Type July 1, 2019 to March 31, 2020 April 1, 2020 to March 31, 2021 April 1, 2021 to March 31, 2022 Beginning April 1, 2022
Aviation gasoline $0.0 per litre $0.0 per litre $0.0 per litre $0.0 per litre
Aviation turbo fuel $0.0 per litre $0.0 per litre $0.0 per litre $0.0 per litre
Butane $0.0356 per litre $0.0534 per litre $0.0712 per litre $0.0890 per litre
Coke $63.59 per tonne $95.39 per tonne $127.19 per tonne $158.99 per tonne
Coke oven gas $0.0140 per cubic metre $0.0210 per cubic metre $0.0280 per cubic metre $0.0350 per cubic metre
Combustible waste $39.95 per tonne $59.92 per tonne $79.89 per tonne $99.87 per tonne
Ethane $0.0204 per litre $0.0306 per litre $0.0408 per litre $0.0509 per litre
Gas liquids $0.0333 per litre $0.0499 per litre $0.0666 per litre $0.0832 per litre
Gasoline $0.0442 per litre $0.0663 per litre $0.0884 per litre $0.1105 per litre
Heavy fuel oil $0.0637 per litre $0.0956 per litre $0.1275 per litre $0.1593 per litre
High heat value coal $45.03 per tonne $67.55 per tonne $90.07 per tonne $112.58 per tonne
Kerosene $0.0516 per litre $0.0775 per litre $0.1033 per litre $0.1291 per litre
Light fuel oil $0.0537 per litre $0.0805 per litre $0.1073 per litre $0.1341 per litre
Low heat value coal $35.45 per tonne $53.17 per tonne $70.90 per tonne $88.62 per tonne
Methanol $0.0220 per litre $0.0329 per litre $0.0439 per litre $0.0549 per litre
Naphtha $0.0451 per litre $0.0676 per litre $0.0902 per litre $0.1127 per litre
Natural gas, marketable $0.0391 per cubic metre $0.0587 per cubic metre $0.0783 per cubic metre $0.0979 per cubic metre
Natural gas, non-marketable $0.0517 per cubic metre $0.0776 per cubic metre $0.1034 per cubic metre $0.1293 per cubic metre
Petroleum coke $0.0767 per litre $0.1151 per litre $0.1535 per litre $0.1919 per litre
Pentanes plus $0.0356 per litre $0.0534 per litre $0.0712 per litre $0.0890 per litre
Propane $0.0310 per litre $0.0464 per litre $0.0619 per litre $0.0774 per litre
Still gas $0.0540 per cubic metre $0.0810 per cubic metre $0.1080 per cubic metre $0.1350 per cubic metre

Conversion factors

In the Act, the rate for petroleum coke is applied in dollars per litre and the rate for marketable natural gas is applied in dollars per cubic metre. However, industry indicated that the standard unit of measure for deliveries of petroleum coke and marketable natural gas differs from what is set out in the Act. As a result, the CRA is providing conversion rates for petroleum coke and marketable natural gas to ensure consistency across the industry.

Conversion factors for marketable natural gas

For purposes of the Act, the conversion rates for marketable natural gas when it is measured in gigajoules or litres instead of cubic meters are provided in the table below. The rates apply to a liquid (measured in litres) and a gas (measured in cubic metres) when taken at standard reference conditions, which are as follows:

  • for a gas, a temperature of 15°C and an atmospheric pressure of 101.325 kilopascals (kPa), and
  • for a liquid, a temperature of 15°C.
Conversion factors for marketable natural gas
Unit Equivalent to
1.0 litre (L) 0.001 cubic metre (m³)
1.0 gigajoule (GJ) 26.853 cubic metres (m³)

Conversion factor for petroleum coke

For purposes of the Act, the conversion rate for petroleum coke when it is measured in tonnes as a unit instead of litres is: 1 tonne = 833.75 litres.

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