LCFS Requirements

Anyone who manufactures fuel in British Columbia or imports it into the province is considered to be a fuel supplier and must comply with the Renewable & Low Carbon Fuel Requirements Regulation (Regulation).

The LCFS has two main requirements implemented to reduce B.C.'s reliance on non-renewable fuels, reduce the environmental impact of transportation fuels, and spur growth in the clean fuels industry in B.C. 

Annual carbon intensity targets. The Regulation sets increasingly stringent carbon intensity reduction targets each year. 

Minimum renewable content. The Regulation requires a 5% annual average renewable content in gasoline and 4% renewable content in diesel. 

LCFS extended to 2030 and beyond

The LCFS has been one of the Province’s most successful emission reductions policies, achieving significant reductions in air pollution from the transportation sector.

The Regulation requires fuel suppliers to reduce the average carbon intensity of their fuels annually to achieve a 30% reduction by 2030.  Effective January 1, 2023, the reductions schedule is as follows: 

Reduction schedule

Compliance Period
Carbon Intensity Limit for Diesel
Class Fuel (g CO2e/MJ)
Carbon Intensity Limit for Gasoline
Class Fuel (g CO2e/MJ)
2022 84.08 78.20
2023 81.86 76.14
2024 79.64 74.08
2025 77.42 72.02
2026 75.21 69.95
2027 72.99 67.89
2028 70.77 65.83
2029 68.55 63.76
2030 and subsequent compliance periods 66.33 61.70

Exemption. The Regulation allows companies supplying less than 200,000 litres of fuel to apply for exemption from the renewable and low carbon fuel requirements. Visit Exemption for more information regarding the exemption limit.

Reporting Requirements

Each compliance period is the calendar year from January 1 to December 31. Compliance reports are due on March 31 following each compliance period.

Reporting documents for the 2022 Compliance Period are due on March 31, 2023.

For more information, see:

Compliance and Exclusion Reporting are managed through the Transportation Fuels Reporting System.

Labelling Requirements

Labelling requirements are in place to inform consumers where blend levels may exceed engine manufacturer’s recommended levels.