2016 Retail Fuels Census 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 year and marks the second consecutive survey year showing an increase, ending a decade-long trend that had seen the number of Canadian retail gas stations decline by nearly 20 percent.

The 2016 National Retail Petroleum Site Census, researched and published by the Kent Group Ltd, is a comprehensive enumeration of the petroleum retail outlet population in Canada. This is a unique study: there is no other single industry or governmental source of such information.

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Purchase of the 2016 census includes a PDF version of the report as well as all appendices in Excel spreadsheet format.

Click the link here to read the executive summary: Executive Summary

Key topics within the report:

  • trends in site operation;
  • pump price control;
  • retail gasoline outlet representation by province;
  • provincial throughput efficiency;
  • refiner-marketer and marketer-retailer relationships;
  • retail landscape;
  • regional distributors and non-traditional petroleum marketers;
  • retail relationships and control over assets;
  • outlet features and offerings.

Appendices listing details:

  • by brand;
  • by marketer;
  • brand ownership;
  • traditional vs. non-traditional listings;
  • pump price control listing.

For further information, contact Jason Parent at 519-672-7000 ext 112.

The Kent Group Ltd is a London-based consultancy specializing in the petroleum refining and marketing industry. The Kent Group Ltd publishes the Weekly Pump Price Survey, Canada’s authoritative source of petroleum prices. Our clients span a wide range of government, NGO and industry organizations with an interest in downstream petroleum issues. A full description of our consulting services is available on our web site.