Commercial/Institutional Energy Prices and Background Indicators
  1990   2014 2015
Energy Prices by Energy Source (incl. taxes)
Natural Gas (cents/m3)a,d 15.3   35.9 34.2
Light Fuel Oil (cents/litre)e 25.8   99.3 76.4
Heavy Fuel Oil (cents/litre)e 14.1   72.2 55.6
Electricity (40 kW/10,000 kWh)1 (cents/kWh)b,d 7.6   12.9 13.5
Electricity (500 kW/100,000 kWh)1 (cents/kWh)b,d 8.1   15.0 14.0

Background Indicators
Commercial/Institutional Floor Space (million m2)c 509.9   743.3 751.5
Commercial/Institutional Employees (thousands)f,g,c 8,708   13,064 13,215
Employees (per thousand m2)f,g 17.1   17.6 17.6
Commercial/Institutional GDP (million $ 2007)h 553,450   1,070,748 1,092,747

Footnotes:

1) kW refers to power hook-up, whereas kWh refers to monthly electricity consumption.

Sources:

a) Statistics Canada, Sales of natural gas, CANSIM (Table 129-0003), Ottawa, 2017
b) Hydro-Québec, Comparison of Electricity Prices in Major North American Cities, 2015.
c) Informetrica Limited, The Informetrica Model, 1990–2011. Data for 2012 onward are provided by Environment and Climate Change Canada. They assumed responsibility for operating The Informetrica Model as Informetrica Limited ceased its operations.
d) Statistics Canada, Report on Energy Supply and Demand in Canada, 1990–2015, CANSIM (Table 128-0016), Ottawa, 2017.
e) Natural Resources Canada, Petroleum Resources Branch, Pipelines, Gas and LNG Division, Ottawa, 2017.
f) Statistics Canada, Labour Force Survey, CANSIM (Table 282-0008), and Survey of Employment, Payrolls and Hours, CANSIM (Tables 281-0005 and 281-0024), Ottawa, 2017.
g) Statistics Canada, Gross domestic product (GDP) at basic prices, by North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) CANSIM (Table 379-0031), Ottawa, 2017. Data prior to 1997 were estimated by Natural Resrouces Canada using GDP at basic prices, CANSIM (Table 379-0027).