Natural gas regulatory

Manitoba Hydro’s natural gas rates are regulated by the Public Utilities Board of Manitoba (PUB). View all Board Orders on the PUB website.

April 26, 2018

On April 26, 2018, the PUB issued Order 55/18 approving Centra’s application to maintain the current Primary Gas rate at 7.62¢ per cubic metre for all gas consumed on or after May 1, 2018.

January 19, 2018

On January 19, 2018, the PUB issued Order 16/18 approving changes to natural gas rates for all gas consumed on or after February 1, 2018. The rates effective February 1, 2018 reflect a decrease in the cost of Primary Gas from 8.31¢ per cubic metre to 7.62¢ per cubic metre.

The annualized bill impact of the February 1, 2018 rate changes for a typical residential customer, based on an annual consumption of 2,243 m3, is a decrease of approximately 2.1% or $14 per year. The annualized bill impact for larger volume customers ranges from decreases of 2.4% to 4.9% depending on customer class and consumption levels.

October 27, 2017

On October 27, 2017, the PUB issued Order 117/17 approving changes to natural gas rates for all gas consumed on or after November 1, 2017. The rates effective November 1, 2017 reflect a decrease in the cost of Primary Gas from 9.21¢ per cubic metre to 8.31¢ per cubic metre.

The annualized bill impact of the November 1, 2017 rate changes for a typical residential customer, based on an annual consumption of 2,243 m3, is a decrease of approximately 2.7% or $19 per year. The annualized bill impact for larger volume customers ranges from decreases of 3.2% to 6.4% depending on customer class and consumption levels.

July 28, 2017

On July 28, 2017, the PUB issued Order 79/17 approving changes to natural gas rates for all gas consumed on or after August 1, 2017. The rates effective August 1, 2017 reflect a decrease in the cost of Primary Gas from 10.17¢ per cubic metre to 9.21¢ per cubic metre and changes to other natural gas rates as directed by the Public Utilities Board of Manitoba in Order 108/15.

The annualized bill impact of the August 1, 2017 rate changes for a typical residential customer, based on an annual consumption of 2,243 m3, is a decrease of approximately 4.0% or $29 per year. The annualized bill impact for larger volume customers ranges from decreases of 3.8% to 31.4% depending on customer class and consumption levels.

April 26, 2017

On April 26, 2017, the PUB issued Order 44/17 approving the Primary Gas rate for all gas consumed on or after May 1, 2017. The Primary Gas rate for all Quarterly Rate Service customers will decrease from 11.27¢ per cubic metre to 10.17¢ per cubic metre effective May 1, 2017.

The annualized bill impact of the May 1, 2017 Primary Gas rate change for a typical residential customer, based on an annual consumption of 2,243 m3, is a decrease of approximately 3.1% or $23 per year. The annualized bill impact for larger volume customers ranges from decreases of 3.6% to 6.8% depending on customer class and consumption levels.

January 25, 2017

On January 25, 2017, the PUB issued Order 7/17 approving the Primary Gas rate for all gas consumed on or after February 1, 2017. The Primary Gas rate for all Quarterly Rate Service customers will increase from 9.74¢ per cubic metre to 11.27¢ per cubic metre effective February 1, 2017.

The annualized bill impact of the February 1, 2017 Primary Gas rate change for a typical residential customer, based on an annual consumption of 2,243 m3, is an increase of approximately 4.5% or $32 per year. The annualized bill impact for larger volume customers ranges from increases of 5.3% to 10.5% depending on customer class and consumption levels.