VICTORIA – The B.C. Utilities Fee issued a supplementary report Tuesday, upholding a earlier conclusion that British Columbians are paying as much as 13 cents/litre extra for gasoline than others, regardless of gasoline corporations placing ahead explanations for the distinction.
The follow-up report comes after a government-ordered overview into how gasoline is priced in B.C.
That report discovered a mysterious 13 cents/litre premium on wholesale costs paid by B.C. drivers. Oil and gasoline corporations disputed the findings, and had been allowed to remark for a second report.
One of many matters canvassed was why B.C. motorists pay extra. In submissions, Parkland, Suncor and Imperial disagreed with the 13-cent differential. Suncor argued the hole is decrease.
The fee quoted the corporate’s argument as such: “Any remaining ‘hole’ that can’t be accounted for by the varied price elements which were supplied in proof through the course of the Inquiry and the remark interval can possible be defined by an importer’s overhead prices, revenue, and different elements not submitted in…