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Quality fuels to get you where you’re going.

Gasoline and diesel for all types of vehicles

Wherever you are going, count on quality Esso fuel to get you there. Learn more about our unleaded gasolines and hard-working diesel fuels and see which one is appropriate for your vehicle.

  • Go with Esso gasoline – it’s TOP TIER®

    Esso unleaded gasoline contains significantly higher detergents than required by the Canadian Government Standards Board (CGSB) and has passed other performance tests resulting in it being certified TOP TIER. TOP TIER fuel is recommended by several automakers in their vehicles’ owner manuals.

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  • Get good ignition quality with Esso diesel fuel

    Our diesel fuel is blended to provide good ignition quality and is held to high quality standards for our customers.

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  • Gasoline blended with ethanol

    In certain parts of the country, Esso-branded gasoline is blended with up to 10% ethanol. Gasoline with 10% ethanol is approved for use by all automotive vehicle manufacturers in North America.

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  • Octane ratings of gasoline

    Find out what octane ratings measure and what octane level is right for your vehicle. 

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FAQs about fuel

TOP TIER is a standard of gasoline that contains higher levels of detergent additives than current Canadian Government Standards Board (CGSB) standards. The CGSB requires that all gasoline marketed in Canada contain detergents, which are added to gasoline to help clean fuel injectors, intake valves and other engine parts.* The TOP TIER standard is set by a governing body of several automakers and is recommended in their vehicles’ owner manuals. Esso gasoline contains significantly more detergents than the minimum quantity required by the CGSB and has passed other performance tests, such as deposit control on intake valves and fuel injectors, resulting in it being certified TOP TIER. Not only does our gasoline help keep vital engine parts clean, we also remove deposits as you drive.
While diesel and gasoline are both derived from crude oil, they work in two different ways and are not interchangeable. Diesel fuel is designed to operate in a diesel engine, where it is injected into high-temperature air and ignites spontaneously under compression. This differs from gasoline, which is ignited by the spark plugs in a gasoline engine. It is essential that you put the right type of fuel in your vehicle.
We have stringent quality control procedures and active quality monitoring programs to help protect our fuels from manufacture through to distribution. Tests are conducted on the fuel at the refinery to ensure that it meets or exceeds engine manufacturer and industry specifications. Additives are accurately injected at the terminal, ensuring the quality of our gasoline and providing additional benefits. Finally, all of our service station gasoline dispensers have built-in filters to provide a final cleaning as the gasoline enters your vehicle’s tank.
Generally, regular gasoline will be fine. If the engine is 2-cycle (as commonly found for chain saws or edge trimmers), then 2-cycle oil will be required in the fuel. Consult your owner’s manual for a recommendation.
  • Quality fuel to get you where you're going

    Discover what steps we take to ensure the quality of our fuels.

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  • TOP TIER unleaded gasoline

    Get the facts about Esso gasoline, including what makes it TOP TIER and what grades we offer.

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  • Get more out of every trip

    Explore our comprehensive list of tips to help you improve fuel efficiency and get more out of every trip.

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  • Watch how your engine turns energy into motion

    This video goes inside an engine to show you how Esso gasoline works.

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Esso and Esso Extra are trademarks of Imperial Oil Limited. Imperial Oil, licensee.
*Applies to Esso-branded gasoline compared to gasoline meeting minimum Canadian government detergency standards, where applicable. Actual benefits vary depending on factors such as vehicle type, driving style, and gasoline previously used.