We offer these alternative fuels at some of our stations:
- Electric Vehicle Charging — In an effort to continue to meet the driving needs of Canadians for many years, Petro-Canada has installed Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations at select retail locations to learn more about this emerging market.
- Automotive propane (also known as liquefied petroleum gas) — available at some service stations across Canada.
Propane vehicles can have dedicated fuelling systems designed to use only propane, or bi-fuel fuelling systems that enable fuelling with either propane or gasoline.
- Compressed natural gas for vehicles — available at select stations in the Vancouver area.
Compressed natural gas (CNG) vehicles can have dedicated fuelling systems designed to run only CNG, or bi-fuel fuelling systems that enable fuelling with either CNG or a conventional fuel (gasoline or diesel).
- Renewable diesel and biodiesel
Diesel fuel can be blended with renewable content. Depending on the area, Petro-Canada stations offer renewable diesel to meet the provincial and federal mandates in place. Some of the renewable diesel is biodiesel made with up to 5% fatty acid methyl esters (FAME). The Federal Government has mandated that diesel fuel sold in Canada must contain an annual pool average of 2% renewable content.
- Ethanol-blended gasoline
Ethanol-blended gasoline is a fuel that typically contains up to 10% ethanol in unleaded gasoline. We use ethanol in our gasoline where legislation requires its use and where conditions warrant. To meet federal and provincial mandates, most grades of Petro-Canada fuel may now contain up to 10% ethanol. To find out if ethanol-blended gasoline is sold at a station look for the yellow labels in the pump area indicating that the fuel may contain a maximum of 10% ethanol.
Can I use this in my car?
- Modern vehicles (post 1980) sold in Canada should not have ethanol compatibility issues with up to 10% ethanol-blended fuel. Check your owner’s manual or contact the manufacturer if you are unsure if your engine is compatible.
Using alternative fuels in vehicles generally reduces greenhouse gases. In addition, we can produce some of these fuels locally from renewable sources. Suncor’s St. Clair Ethanol Plant in Ontario has a production capacity of 400 million litres of ethanol per year. It is Canada's largest biofuel production facility.
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