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Since natural gas is a commodity that is traded on the open market, the price rises and falls in accordance with supply and demand. To maximize customer choice and value, we offer variable quarterly and fixed rate options to help you find a service that best suits your needs. In addition, our rates are reviewed by the Public Utilities Board.

Manitoba Hydro natural gas costs are passed on to customers without markup. For complete rate schedules and customer class definitions, click on the appropriate customer class:

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Residential

Residential Natural Gas Rates May 1, 2014
Rate Class Previous Rates New Rates
May 1, 2014
Basic Monthly Charge ($/month) $14.00 $14.00
Primary Gas – Quarterly Rate Service ($/m3) $0.1382 $0.1567
Supplemental Gas ($/m3) $0.1605 $0.1605
Transportation to Centra ($/m3) $0.0508 $0.0508
Distribution to Customer ($/m3) $0.0848 $0.0848

The May 1, 2014 change to Primary Gas Rate represents an increase of approximately 4.6% or $38 on the annual bill of a typical residential customer who buys their Primary Gas from Centra Gas. This rate change is a result of a combination of changes to the forecast price that Centra pays for natural gas and the amounts in gas deferral accounts.

More information on Manitoba Hydro Primary Gas fixed rates.

If you purchase your Primary Gas from a natural gas marketer or broker, please contact them to obtain your Primary Gas rate. Their phone number is listed on your natural gas bill.

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Small General Service Commercial

This service is available to customers who use less than 680,000 cubic metres of natural gas annually. While customers who use less than 680,000 cubic metres of natural gas annually have the option of switching between this class and the Large General Service (LGS) class, given Centra's existing rates those customers who use less than approximately 14,195 cubic metres of natural gas a year will pay less in the SGS class.

Small General Service Commercial Rates May 1, 2014
Rate Class Previous Rates New Rates
May 1, 2014
Basic Monthly Charge ($/month) $14.00 $14.00
Primary Gas – Quarterly Rate Service ($/m3) $0.1382 $0.1567
Supplemental Gas ($/m3) $0.1605 $0.1605
Transportation to Centra ($/m3) $0.0508 $0.0508
Distribution to Customer ($/m3) $0.0848 $0.0848

The May 1, 2014 change to Primary Gas Rate represents an increase of 3.6% to 5.5% on the annual bill, depending on the consumption of a SGS Commercial customer who buys their Primary Gas from Centra Gas. This rate change is a result of a combination of changes to the forecast price that Centra pays for natural gas and the amounts in gas deferral accounts.

More information on Manitoba Hydro Primary Gas fixed rates.

If you purchase your Primary Gas from a natural gas marketer or broker, please contact them to obtain your Primary Gas rate. Their phone number is listed on your natural gas bill.

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Large General Service (LGS)

This service is available to customers who use less than 680,000 cubic metres of natural gas annually. While customers who use less than 680,000 cubic metres of natural gas annually have the option of switching between this class and the Small General Service (SGS) class, given Centra's existing rates those customers who use more than approximately 14,195 cubic metres of natural gas a year will pay less in the Large General Service class.

Large General Service Rates May 1, 2014
Rate Class Previous Rates New Rates
May 1, 2014
Basic Monthly Charge ($/month) $77.00 $77.00
Primary Gas – Quarterly Rate Service ($/m3) $0.1382 $0.1567
Supplemental Gas ($/m3) $0.1605 $0.1605
Transportation to Centra ($/m3) $0.0504 $0.0504
Distribution to Customer Sales Services ($/m3) $0.0320 $0.0320

The May 1, 2014 change to Primary Gas Rate represents an increase of 5.3% to 7.2% on the annual bill, depending on the consumption of a LGS customer who buys their Primary Gas from Centra Gas. This rate change is a result of a combination of changes to the forecast price that Centra pays for natural gas and the amounts in gas deferral accounts.

More information on Manitoba Hydro Primary Gas fixed rates.

Transportation Service (T-Service) customers pay a separate Distribution to Customer rate from regular Sales Service customers. Transportation Service involves the transmission and/or distribution of Customer-owned gas on Centra Gas' system as defined in a Contract between the Customer and Centra Gas.

If you purchase your Primary Gas from a natural gas marketer or broker, please contact them to obtain your Primary Gas rate. Their phone number is listed on your natural gas bill.

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High Volume Firm Service (HVF)

This service is available to customers who use 680,000 cubic metres or more of natural gas annually, through one meter, and require service that is available every day of the year.

High Volume Firm Service Rates May 1, 2014
Rate Class Previous Rates New Rates
May 1, 2014
Basic Monthly Charge ($/month) $1,221.42 $1,221.42
Primary Gas $0.1382 $0.1567
Supplemental Gas ($/m3) $0.1605 $0.1605
Transportation to Centra ($/m3) $0.0125 $0.0125
Distribution to Customer Sales Service ($/m3) $0.0094 $0.0094
Distribution Refund to Customer Sales Service (S/m3) –$0.0096 –$0.0096
Distribution to Customer T-Service ($/m3) $0.0074 $0.0074
Demand Transportation ($/m3) $0.3619 $0.3619
Demand Distribution ($/m3) $0.1671 $0.1671

The May 1, 2014 change to Primary Gas Rate represents an increase of 6.7% to 9.1% on the annual bill, depending on the consumption of an HVF customer who buys their Primary Gas from Centra Gas. This rate change is a result of a combination of changes to the forecast price that Centra pays for natural gas and the amounts in gas deferral accounts.

Transportation Service (T-Service) customers pay a separate Distribution to Customer rate from regular Sales Service customers. Transportation Service involves the transmission and/or distribution of Customer-owned gas on Centra Gas' system as defined in a Contract between the Customer and Centra Gas.

If you purchase your Primary Gas from a natural gas marketer or broker, please contact them to obtain your Primary Gas rate. Their phone number is listed on your natural gas bill.

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Mainline Firm Service (MLF)

This service is available to customers who receive natural gas through one meter, are served from Centra's Transmission system or through dedicated distribution facilities at pressures in excess of medium pressure and require service that is available every day of the year. Mainline customers' annual natural gas requirements must equal or exceed 680,000 cubic metres, and they must contract for such service for a minimum of one year.

Mainline Firm Service Rates May 1, 2014
Rate Class Previous Rates New Rates
May 1, 2014
Basic Monthly Charge ($/month) $1,247.13 $1,247.13
Primary Gas – Quarterly Rate Service ($/m3) $0.1382 $0.1567
Supplemental Gas ($/m3) $0.1605 $0.1605
Transportation to Centra ($/m3) $0.0147 $0.0147
Distribution to Customer Sales Service ($/m3) $0.0045 $0.0045
Distribution to Customer Sales Service Refund ($/m3) –$0.0091 –$0.0091
Distribution to Customer T-Service ($/m3) $0.0029 $0.0029
Distribution to Customer T-Service Refund ($/m3) N/A N/A
Demand Transportation ($/m3) $0.2594 $0.2594
Demand Distribution ($/m3) $0.1815 $0.1815

The May 1, 2014 change to Primary Gas Rate represents an increase of 8.4% to 9.4% on the annual bill, depending on the consumption of a Main Line Firm customer who buys their Primary Gas from Centra Gas. This rate change is a result of a combination of changes to the forecast price that Centra pays for natural gas and the amounts in gas deferral accounts.

Transportation Service (T-Service) customers pay a separate Distribution to Customer rate from regular Sales Service customers. Transportation Service involves the transmission and/or distribution of Customer-owned gas on the Centra Gas system as defined in a Contract between the Customer and Centra Gas.

If you purchase your Primary Gas from a natural gas marketer or broker, please contact them to obtain your Primary Gas rate. Their phone number is listed on your natural gas bill.

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Interruptible Service

Interruptible customers receive natural gas through one meter where the service may be interrupted by Centra from time to time upon notice to the customer. Interruptible Service is only available in situations where, in the sole opinion of Centra, a benefit exists for Centra or other customers. This service is available to customers whose annual natural gas requirements equal or exceed 680,000 cubic metres and also contract for such service for a minimum of one year, or to customers that have received Interruptible Service continuously since December 31, 1996.

Interruptible Service Rates May 1, 2014
Rate Class Previous Rates New Rates
May 1, 2014
Basic Monthly Charge ($/month) $1,254.45 $1,254.45
Primary Gas – Quarterly Rate Service ($/m3) $0.1382 $0.1567
Supplemental Gas ($/m3) $0.1710 $0.1710
Transportation to Centra ($/m3) $0.0138 $0.0138
Distribution to Customer Sales Service ($/m3) $0.0071 $0.0071
Distribution to Customer Refund ($/m3) –$0.0128 –$0.0128
Distribution to Customer T-Service ($/m3) $0.0051 $0.0051
Demand Transportation ($/m3) $0.1571 $0.1571
Demand Distribution ($/m3) $0.0855 $0.0855
Alternate Supply Service $0.0099 $0.0099

The May 1, 2014 change to Primary Gas Rate represents an increase of 7.0% to 8.6% on the annual bill, depending on the consumption of a typical Interruptible Service customer who buys their Primary Gas from Centra Gas. This rate change is a result of a combination of changes to the forecast price that Centra pays for natural gas and the amounts in gas deferral accounts.

Transportation Service (T-Service) customers pay a separate Distribution to Customer rate from regular Sales Service customers. Transportation Service involves the transmission and/or distribution of Customer-owned gas on Centra Gas' system as defined in a Contract between the Customer and Centra Gas.

If you purchase your Primary Gas from a natural gas marketer or broker, please contact them to obtain your Primary Gas rate. Their phone number is listed on your natural gas bill.

What is Alternate Supply Service?

Alternate Supply Service is any supply or source of natural gas that Centra may offer from time to time, in lieu of curtailment, to Interruptible Service Customers.

What is Penalty Gas?

This is natural gas consumed by Interruptible Service customers in contravention to Centra's request for curtailment. Natural gas used in this situation is assessed a penalty charge.