I've been reading a Thread on NAT about diesel fuel prices. Obviuosly fuel prices a signifacantly cheaper on the USA side of the border vs Canada. What I found particularly interesting is that producers could forward price / order / book their fuel prices for an entire season similar as to what is done with fert. I have asked numerous suppliers about booking / prebuying fuel to no avail. Even tried getting a price based on X # of cents over Rack price to try and get some price transparency. This would be similar to pricing grain of a futures price less the basis. No luck. The only way to lock in a price is to have large storage and take physical delivery of the fuel. I'm assuming maybe very large fuel users may be able to get this type of pricing. I'm not sure whats different between the US and Canadian fuel industry. Is it that in Canada there are only a few fuel companies hence no competition and therefore they don't need to offer a mechanism to price / hedge fuel prices. The current system where the retailer makes a deal based on X cents discount of the price is ultimately not transparent and is ripe for all kinds of manipulatuion. Obviously having this is not in the interest of fuel companies. Has anyone had any luck forward pricing / contracting fuel prices in Canada.