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Province extends Fuel order & provincial state of emergency to Dec 14, 2021

Darpan News Desk BC Government, 29 Nov, 2021 04:02 PM
  • Province extends Fuel order & provincial state of emergency to Dec 14, 2021

Buying vehicle fuel at retail locations

B.C. is prioritizing gasoline and diesel for essential vehicles, while working to keep fuel available for people in B.C. Under the EPA, an order restricting the purchase of vehicle fuel in certain regions of the province is in place until December 14 at midnight. 

If you are not operating an essential vehicle, you are limited to purchasing 30 litres of fuel per trip to the gas station in these areas:

  • Lower Mainland (Vancouver to Hope)
  • Sea to Sky (Squamish to Pemberton)
  • Sunshine Coast
  • Gulf Islands
  • Vancouver Island

Price gouging and reselling

Under the order, retail gas stations and wholesale distributors are prohibited from profit margin price gouging and people are prohibited from reselling fuel. 

Essential vehicles can access cardlock gas stations 24 hours a day

Essential vehicles will not have a fuel limit. The majority of these vehicles will be able to access gas at commercial trucking gas stations (cardlock gas stations).

Under the order, essential vehicles are:

  • Emergency service vehicles (Fire, police, ambulance and health care including urgent medical treatment)
  • Public transit vehicles
  • Commercial transport trucks for critical goods and services (Food and beverage, health care, safety)
  • Refrigerated trucks
  • Potable water delivery and wastewater service
  • Grocery delivery
  • Road repair, maintenance and recovery vehicles and tow trucks
  • Military vehicles
  • Critical infrastructure, construction and repair vehicles
  • Home-care workers
  • Municipal services vehicles
  • First Nations government services vehicles
  • BC Ferries, Coast Guard, tugboats, marine emergency and pilot boats
  • Canada Post and other couriers/package delivery vehicles
  • Vehicles for the provision of critical government services
  • Airport authority vehicles and air travel
  • Waste disposal and recycling
  • BC Hydro, Fortis and other heavy-duty and light-duty utility vehicles
  • Telecommunication repair and installation vehicles
  • Fuel delivery trucks and boats
  • School buses
  • Taxis and inter-city buses
  • Agricultural and farm-use vehicles including vehicles supporting flood response
  • Veterinarians supporting flood response

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