Fuel Types We Offer
Ultra-low-sulfur diesel (ULSD) is the standard for defining diesel fuel. As of 2016, almost all of the petroleum-based diesel fuel available North America is of a ULSD type.
• Clear diesel is used for on-road vehicles such as cars and trucks.
• Dyed diesel is chemically identical to clear diesel, with different tax implications. Generally, dyed diesel is used for any equipment not used on the roads (aka “off-highway” equipment such as bulldozers, loaders, cranes, etc.).
• Winter Diesel Winter diesel refers to diesel fuel enhanced to prevent it from gelling in cold weather conditions. Generally, it is treated with additives or blended to change the low temperature characteristics of the fuel. With blending, winter diesel is optimized for performance in the specific local climate. No. 1 fuel (also known as Kerosene) has a standard cloud point of -40 °C but it is more expensive than ULSD. No.1 fuel can be blended with ULSD to improve the low-temperature operability of the winter diesel product. Winter diesel can be purchased clear or dyed following the same restrictions listed above.
Fuel Tax Rates by Province ($ per Litre)
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GST: Goods and Services Tax. Any applicable tax is included in the purchase price for the purposes of calculating GST.
PST: Provincial Sales Tax. Hydrocarbons such as gasoline, diesel, natural gas, heating fuel, propane are not subject to PST.
BCCT: BC Carbon Tax. The carbon tax rate for a type of fuel is the same throughout the province, regardless of where you purchase the fuel or how it is used. Carbon tax applies to the purchase or use of fuels such as gasoline, diesel, natural gas, heating fuel, propane and coal, unless a specific exemption applies. Some exemptions are colored fuel purchased by a farmer that is delivered to their farm land, fuel used in an interjurisdictional cruise ship, fuel purchased by a registered consumer, registered air service or registered marine service, or fuel purchased in sealed, pre-packaged containers of four liters or less.
FET: Federal Excise Tax. Some exemptions Include: Generation of Electricity, Exported product, Sales to a Licensee, Ships’ Stores – supplies used for operating and maintaining vessels and aircraft departing from Canada for foreign destinations, Foreign Airlines, Fishermen, Inland Waters Voyages, and Visiting Forces.
PFT: Provincial Fuel Tax. Majority of jurisdictions have a dyed fuel program, where dyed (marked) fuel is taxed at a reduced rate or on an exempt basis for specific authorized purposes.
Alberta administers TEFU (Tax Exempt Fuel Use) for dyed fuel. The TEFU applies to commercial entities using unlicensed vehicles and equipment off the province’s road systems. Diesel fuel that has been dyed for tax purposes by Alberta or Manitoba is allowed in Saskatchewan as a tax free diesel fuel. The same rules apply to this diesel fuel as the diesel fuel that is marked in Saskatchewan.
BC requires a Certificate for dyed fuel – FIN 461 (if sold for resale), FIN 438 (if sold to customers at unmanned keylock or cardlock locations), or FIN 458 (if sold to qualifying farmers).
*Van UTT: Vancouver Urban Transit Tax. Areas in the Van UTT: Albion, Aldergrove, Anmore, Annacis Island, Belcarra, Bowen Island, Burnaby, Church House, Cloverdale, Coquitlam, Delta, Elbow Lake, Fort Langley, Granville Island, Hammond, Haney, Horseshoe Bay, Ioco, Ladner, Langley – up to 276th Street, Lions Bay, Lougheed, Maple Ridge, Milner, Newton, New Westminister, North Vancouver, Pitt Lake, Pitt Meadows, Port Coquitlam, Port Mann, Port Moody – if marine furtherance then no UTT, Richmond, Steveston, Surrey, Tilbury Island, Tree Island, Tsawwassen, Vancouver, Vancouver International Airport, Vancouver Harbour Marine, Walnut Grove, West Vancouver, White Rock
– Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is a non-hazardous solution, which is 32.5% urea and 67.5% de-ionized water. DEF is sprayed into the exhaust stream of diesel vehicles to break down dangerous NOx emissions into harmless nitrogen and water. This system is called Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) and can be found on 2010 and later model year trucks and many diesel pickups and SUVs. DEF is not a fuel additive and never comes into contact with diesel. It is stored in a separate tank, typically with a blue filler cap.
Winter Diesel Winter diesel refers to diesel fuel enhanced to prevent it from gelling in cold weather conditions. Generally, it is treated with additives or blended to change the low temperature characteristics of the fuel. With
Diesel Exhaust Fluid (DEF) is a non-hazardous solution, which is 32.5% urea and 67.5% de-ionized water. DEF is sprayed into the exhaust stream of diesel vehicles to break down dangerous NOx emissions into harmless nitrogen and water.
All of our employees are trained in accordance to ISO standards in terms of safe operating procedures (SOP’s) in terms of the environment and also strict procedures in the event of a spill.
Hiway Fuel Services understands that fuel is a 24/7 concern! This is the sole reason why Hiway Fuel Services does not employ an answering service and that all of our operations managers are available on a 24/7 basis. If you have an emergency or a simple change request you can call the operations manager in your area anytime and that includes Christmas day!
It’s a core principle of Hiway Fuel Service that Operations Managers are available around the clock 365 days a year. And if you need to talk with the president he is also available.