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The Petroleum Products Division (PPD) manages the purchase, transport, storage and sale of petroleum products to the public where this service is not provided by the private sector.
Fuel Services are currently provided to the public in 16 communities and to 20 Northwest Territories Power Corporation facility locations.
Small businesses in each community are contracted by PPD to provide home heating fuel delivery and gasoline and diesel fuel dispensing services. The products include home heating fuel, vehicle fuels (gasoline, diesel), aviation fuels, power generating fuel, and naphtha.
PPD arranges the supply and delivery of fuel to communities by contracted suppliers and carriers using a variety of transportation systems: territorial highways, winter roads, and in the summer by ocean tanker, tug and barge. GNWT bulk fuel storage facilities have the capacity to ensure that sufficient fuel is always on hand for local distribution by fuel service contractors.
PPD activities are financed through the Petroleum Products Revolving Fund. PPD is mandated to operate on a break-even basis and to recover operating costs through the sale of petroleum products.