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GNWT adjusts fuel prices in 10 NWT communities

Press Release

May 16, 2022

Fuel prices in 10 NWT communities have been increased following the winter resupply program. These price adjustments are a direct result of increased global fuel prices.

Significant increases included in this price adjustment:

  • Heating fuel ranging from 9 to 54 cents per litre.
  • Motive diesel ranging from 9 to 54 cents per litre.
  • Gasoline ranging from 7 to 37 cents per litre.

Similar increases in fuel prices are in effect for government customers in the 10 winter resupply communities.

GNWT’s Fuel Services Division manages the purchase, transportation, and storage of bulk petroleum products for 16 NWT communities that are not serviced by the private sector. Ten of those 16 communities receive fuel through the GNWT’s winter resupply program:

  • Whatı̀, Gamètı̀, Wekweètı̀, Jean Marie River, Nahanni Butte, Wrigley, Sambaa K’e, Délı̨nę, Colville Lake and Tsiigehtchic.

Fuel prices are adjusted at least twice per calendar year, after the summer barge resupply and after the winter road resupply. They are also adjusted periodically for other reasons, including changes to the carbon tax program. The next carbon tax adjustment is scheduled for July 2022.

The GNWT is required to set retail fuel prices at amounts that recover the full laid-in cost of fuel. This includes the wholesale purchase cost and all transportation costs.

More information, including up-to-date fuel prices in all communities serviced by GNWT Fuel Services, can be found at

For media requests, please contact:

Public Affairs and Communication

Department of Infrastructure

Government of the Northwest Territories

[email protected]


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