CARBON PRICING AND PROPANE

The Government of Canada has introduced carbon pricing as a way to address climate change. Provinces and territories must implement a carbon price either in the form of carbon tax or a carbon cap-and-trade system, which applies to the purchase or use of fuels such as gasoline, propane, natural gas, and heating fuel unless a specific exemption applies.

HOW DOES THIS IMPACT YOU AND YOUR PROPANE?

To learn more about the federal carbon pricing program and the impact in your province or territory, visit the Government of Canada’s website.

Large business customers who may be eligible for an exemption from the federal carbon charge must file for exemption with the federal government and submit all required documentation to Superior Propane at taxdept@superiorpropane.com.

Click here for a complete list of Fuel Charge Rates in Listed Provinces and Territories.

All fuel distributors including Superior Propane are required to collect the carbon fuel charge from consumers on fuel sales. All carbon fuel charges collected are submitted directly to the federal government.

As always, Superior gives you full visibility of the government fees associated with the delivery of your propane. We display the carbon price as a separate line item on your delivery ticket, invoice, and/or statement.

As a propane company, we are a proud supporter and contributor of clean energy in Canada. Because there are fewer carbon emissions from consuming propane versus other energies like oil, the total cost for carbon is less than what you would pay if you consumed those other fuels. Propane is a readily-available and affordable solution to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and can help meet the carbon reduction targets of all provinces.

ENERGY-SAVING TIPS

Since the price you pay for carbon is based on the volume of propane you consume, upgrading your home will improve your energy efficiency, reduce your carbon footprint and save you money. Simple steps you can take include:

  • Weather-strip doors and windows
  • Seal leaks with caulking
  • Clean gutters regularly
  • Let the natural sunlight help heat your home by opening curtains during the day and closing them when it gets dark
  • Don’t waste energy while you sleep —automate your thermostat to lower the temperature to between 18 and 20°C overnight
  • Track your propane consumption and energy savings every month in mySUPERIOR

CUSTOMER-FOCUSED DIGITAL SOLUTIONS

mySUPERIOR™ puts your propane account at your fingertips. It’s available to all customers who value the ease and convenience of managing their account online. At mySUPERIOR.ca, you can schedule a delivery, view SMART* Tank™ levels, make payments and more.
Managing your propane has never been easier. Our remote tank monitoring technology called SMART* Tank™ ensures you always have the fuel you need. SMART* Tank™ detects when it’s almost time for a fill and notifies Superior Propane to automatically schedule the delivery. You will also receive text or email notifications with up-to-date propane levels and can view readings, delivery details, and historic usage online at mySUPERIOR.ca.

Propane Pricing Your Way

Propane prices fluctuate based on a number of  factors. As Canada’s largest propane supplier, Superior Propane uses our buying power to secure competitive prices and reliable propane supply for all of our customers.  Superior Propane makes it easy to manage your budgeting and offers two price plans, variable and fixed. To simplify your budgeting we also offer an equal payment option to spread your propane costs over 12 months.

Propane Price Plans

Superior Propane price plans are similar to mortgage rates, with fixed and variable pricing. The choice is yours when it comes to choosing a plan that suits your budget. You can switch to Fixed Price Plan anytime, and you can change back to Variable Price Plan at the expiry of your Fixed Price term, usually once per year.

We protect you from unpredictable propane prices with our Fixed Price Plan. Lock your price in for a full year for the peace of mind that comes from knowing that, no matter how severe the winter, your propane rate is secure. Your price will be the same each time you get a delivery for the duration of your lock-in period. As Canada’s largest propane provider, Superior Propane has the buying power to secure competitive rates on your behalf.
Variable pricing fluctuates based on supply and demand, and is typically higher in the fall and winter weather. So, your propane price varies as the cost of propane changes. Other factors such as agricultural demands, exports, pipeline traffic and more can also affect prices. As one of the largest propane distributors, Superior is able to secure high-volume pricing throughout the year, as well as offer a more reliable supply.