Natural gas rates – latest news

Quarterly Rate Service

We have received approval for a Primary Gas Rate change effective August 1, 2017. In addition to the Primary Gas rate change PUB approved changes to BMC, Transportation (to Centra), Distribution (to Customers) and Supplemental Gas rates that reflect the reversion of the non-gas components of rates as per Board’s Directive 5 in Order 108/15 for all classes except for the Special Contract and Power Stations. BMC for SGS and LGS class remain unchanged. These rate changes result in an annual bill decrease for a typical residential customer of 4.0 per cent or approximately $29 per year effective August 1, 2017. For larger volume customers, annualized bill impacts range from a decrease of 3.8 per cent to 31.4 per cent depending on the rate class and level of consumption.

These rate changes are a result of changes to the forecast price that Centra pays for natural gas, the amount in gas deferral account and the reversion of non-gas components of rates as per Board’s Directive 5 in Order 108/15.

The Primary Gas Rate for all Quarterly Rate Service customers will decrease to 9.21¢ per cubic metre effective August 1, 2017. The price that we pay for this Primary Gas supply option is passed directly on to customers without any markup. As a result, we do not make any profit on the sale of Primary Gas.

Fixed Rate Service

The Fixed Rate Service is offered to natural gas consumers on a periodic basis throughout the year. It provides residential and commercial customers the option to lock in their Primary Gas rate for a 1, 3, or 5-year term through Manitoba Hydro.

More information about our Fixed Rate Service.

Note: Centra Gas Manitoba Inc. is a wholly owned subsidiary of Manitoba Hydro. Centra's rates and terms of service are regulated by the Public Utilities Board which has approved the rate changes that are described above. The PUB's Order approving the rate change may be accessed either through the PUB's website, or by contacting the PUB at 400–330 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Manitoba, R3C 0C4, 204-945-2638.

Read more about buying natural gas, including fixed rate primary gas.

Natural gas sales service – billed rate schedule (PDF, 109 KB).

Sales/service terms and conditions (PDF, 173 KB).

PUB approved rate schedules:

Gas and combined gas/electric services disconnection and reconnection policy and procedure February 29, 2008 (PDF, 48 KB).

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