Changes in fuel prices in Northwest Territories Communities

Yellowknife — June 30, 2020
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As of July 1st, the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) will adjust the price of fuel in the Northwest Territories to reflect the current cost of fuel, transportation and taxes.

The GNWT is responsible for the purchase, transport, and storage of fuel in 16 communities that are not served by the private sector: Colville Lake, Délı̨nę, Fort Good Hope, Gametì, Jean Marie River, Łutselk’e, Nahanni Butte, Paulatuk, Sachs Harbour, Sambaa K'e, Tsiigehtchic, Tulita, Ulukhaktok, Wekweètì, Whatì and Wrigley. Local contractors sell and distribute these petroleum products to residents and businesses in their communities.

Prices are being adjusted by the GNWT following the completion of the winter fuel resupply program, which concluded on April 9. These prices are based on the real costs of completing that program, which includes fuel, transportation and taxes. The specific changes vary by commodity and by community. In most cases, non-government customers’ prices for heating fuel, motive diesel and gasoline will decrease. The prices of naphtha and jet fuel will be increasing in all communities except for one. 

Current prices and prices as of July 1st are available on our website.



“In recent months fuel prices across Canada have decreased, which is good news for NWT residents. The fuel resupply by winter road is complete and now residents in most NWT remote communities will pay less to fill their home heating oil tanks and their vehicles.”

- Katrina Nokleby, Minister of Infrastructure


Quick facts

·       The Fuel Services of the Department of Infrastructure administrates the Petroleum Products Program.

·       The winter fuel resupply program was completed on April 9, 2020.

·       New prices will be in effect on July 1, 2020.


Related links

·       List of fuel products sold in each community


Media Requests, please contact:

Department of Infrastructure
Government of the Northwest Territories