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Why is a winter blend necessary for some products?

During the winter maximum prices for furnace oil heating fuel and diesel motor fuel on the island are based on a seasonal blend to reflect the specifications of the product supplied. Maximum furnace oil heating fuel prices reflect a seasonal blend of 75 per cent jet fuel and 25 per cent ultra-low sulphur diesel. Maximum diesel motor fuel prices on the island reflect a seasonal blend of 25 per cent ultra-low sulphur diesel and 75 per cent ultra-low sulphur kerosene. The seasonal blending is done to improve the fuel performance in colder temperatures. The seasonal blending of products can be found below

Benchmark Sources and Blending Methodology
Product
Reporting Data Source
Product Price Assessment
Blend Methodology
Winter Blend
Spring Blend
Regular
Gasoline
Platts US MarketScan
New York Harbor UNL 87 (Cargo)
100% UNL 87 Year Round
Mid-Grade
Gasoline
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New York Harbor UNL 87 (Cargo)
100% UNL 87 Year Round
Premium
Gasoline
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New York Harbor UNL 87 (Cargo)
100% UNL 87 Year Round
Diesel Motor
Fuel (Island)
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New York Harbor ULSD (Barge)
New York Harbor ULSK (Barge)
25% ULSD
75% ULSK
100% ULSD
Diesel Motor Fuel (Labrador, except
zones 13 and 13a)
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New York Harbor ULSK (Barge)
100% ULSK Year Round
Furnace Oil
Heating Fuel
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New York Harbor ULSD (Barge)
New York Harbor Jet (Barge)
25% ULSD
75% Jet
100% ULSD
Stove Oil
Heating Fuel (Island)
Platts US MarketScan
New York Harbor ULSD (Barge)
100% ULSD Year Round
Stove Oil
Heating Fuel (Labrador)
Platts US MarketScan
New York Harbor ULSK (Barge)
100% ULSK Year Round
Propane
Heating Fuel
Oil Price Information Service
Sarnia Propane (Weekly Average)
Sarnia Propane Price Year Round

 

 

 

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