Reports Archive

Report: Canada’s Downstream Logistical Infrastructure

Posted on: Wednesday, December 13th, 2017

In 2007, MJ Ervin & Associates published a report detailing the logistical infrastructure associated with the manufacture, storage, transportation and consumption of petroleum products. In the intervening years (now the… READ MORE >>

Report: Understanding Retail Transportation Fuel Pricing in Ontario

Posted on: Friday, November 10th, 2017

Kent Group Ltd was commissioned by the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) to develop a report on retail transportation fuels prices. Here’s an overview of the findings: Read Report – OEB… READ MORE >>

2016 National Retail Site Petroleum Now Available

Posted on: Thursday, May 18th, 2017

As of December 31, 2016, there were 11,931 retail gasoline stations operating in Canada, or 3.3 outlets for every 10,000 persons. This is an increase of 15 sites over last… READ MORE >>

2015 National Retail Petroleum Site Census

Posted on: Thursday, May 19th, 2016

The number of retail gasoline outlets in Canada increased in 2015 ending a decade long trend of contraction in the Canadian fuels marketplace. The 2015 National Retail Petroleum Site Census,… READ MORE >>

2014 National Retail Petroleum Site Census

Posted on: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015

The 2014 National Retail Petroleum Site Census, researched and published by Kent Group Ltd., is a comprehensive enumeration of the petroleum retail outlet population in Canada. This, our eighth survey… READ MORE >>

M.J. Ervin’s Contribution to Pipeline Stories

Posted on: Friday, December 12th, 2014

Pipelines are Only Part of the Story We deliver more than products and energy. These are the stories of people who see the importance of what pipelines bring to their… READ MORE >>

Canadian Retail Petroleum Markets Study

Posted on: Monday, June 30th, 2014

This report, published in 1997, was commissioned by Industry Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and the Canadian Petroleum Products Institute. Years later, it still provides a relevant analysis into the nature… READ MORE >>

Holiday Weekends and Fuel price Increases: Fact or Myth?

Posted on: Sunday, June 29th, 2014

LONDON, ON – May  2014 The perception held by many consumers that gasoline prices increase just before a holiday weekend is simply not supported by objective data, according to a… READ MORE >>

Canada’s Downstream Logistical Infrastructure

Posted on: Sunday, June 29th, 2014

This 2007 survey provides an overview of how petroleum products are physically transported and stored in Canada, and includes an overview of the downstream infrastructure relating to refining, pipelines, terminals,… READ MORE >>

Crude, Cushing, and Crack Spreads: How to make sense of it all?

Posted on: Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

This has been a fascinating year for followers of petroleum markets.  There has always been a level of confusion—if not distrust—over the ability of gasoline and diesel prices to change… READ MORE >>