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.

October 31, 2019

On October 31, 2019, the PUB issued Order 161/19 approving changes to natural gas rates for all gas consumed on or after November 1, 2019. The rates are effective November 1, 2019 and reflect an increase in the cost of Primary Gas from 8.52¢ per cubic metre to 9.10¢ per cubic metre. Although Primary Gas rates will increase, the implementation of other rate changes arising from Centra Gas’s 2019/20 General Rate Application with the PUB resulted in an overall decrease to natural gas bills for system supply customers.

The combined annualized bill impact of the November 1, 2019 rate changes for a typical residential customer, based on an annual consumption of 2,218 m3, is a decrease of approximately 18.7% or $127 per year. The combined annualized bill impact for larger volume system supply customers ranges from decreases of 3.4% to 22.8%, depending on customer class and consumption levels. Most Transportation Service customers will experience bill increases effective November 1, 2019. The majority of the bill impacts are temporary and result primarily from rate adjustments associated with prior period gas costs, and the refund of the surplus balance in the Furnace Replacement Program fund (residential and small commercial customers only). These adjustments are expected to be in effect for a 12-month period, at which time customers are likely to experience bill increases.

August 14 to September 5, 2019

The PUB will be holding public hearings on Centra’s 2019/20 General Rate Application from August 14 to September 5, 2019. For more information please see the following public notice from the PUB (PDF, 54 KB).

July 23, 2019

On July 23, 2019, the PUB issued Order 102/19 approving changes to natural gas rates for all gas consumed on or after August 1, 2019. The rates effective August 1, 2019 reflect a decrease in the cost of Primary Gas from 9.45¢ m3 to 8.52¢ m3.

The annualized bill impact of the August 1, 2019 rate change for a typical residential customer, based on an annual consumption of 2,243 m3, is a decrease of approximately 2.8% or $20 per year. The annualized bill impact for larger volume customers ranges from decreases of 3.3% to 6.2% depending on customer class and consumption levels.

May 10, 2019

On May 10, 2019, Centra filed responses to Information Requests with the PUB with respect to its 2019/20 General Rate Application.

April 23, 2019

On April 23, 2019, the PUB issued Order 47/19 approving changes to natural gas rates for all gas consumed on or after May 1, 2019. The rates effective May 1, 2019 reflect an increase in the cost of Primary Gas from 9.09¢/m3 to 9.45¢/m3.

The annualized bill impact of the May 1, 2019 rate change for a typical residential customer, based on an annual consumption of 2,243 m3, is an increase of approximately 1.1% or $8 per year. The annualized bill impact for larger volume customers ranges from increases of 1.3% to 2.5% depending on customer class and consumption levels.

January 29, 2019

On January 29, 2019, the PUB issued Order 16/19 approving changes to natural gas rates for all gas consumed on or after February 1, 2019. The rates effective February 1, 2019 reflect an increase in the cost of Primary Gas from 8.32¢/m3 to 9.09¢/m3.

The annualized bill impact of the February 1, 2019 rate change for a typical residential customer, based on an annual consumption of 2,243 m3, is an increase of approximately 2.3% or $16 per year. The annualized bill impact for larger volume customers ranges from increases of 2.8% to 5.5% depending on customer class and consumption levels.

December 12, 2018

Today, Centra filed its response to the completeness review conducted by the Public Utilities Board of Manitoba on Centra’s 2019/20 General Rate Application filed November 30, 2018. The submission and all associated attachments can be found on the 2019/20 General Rate Application page.

November 30, 2018

Today, Centra filed its 2019/20 General Rate Application with the Public Utilities Board of Manitoba. In its Application, Centra is seeking changes to Supplemental Gas, Transportation (to Centra), Distribution (to Customers) Sales and Transportation rates, effective August 1, 2019.

If approved, the annualized bill impact of the proposed rate change is a decrease for the typical residential customer of approximately 6.2% or $42 per year, based on an annual consumption of 2,246 m3. The annualized bill impact for larger volume Sales Service customers ranges from decreases of 19.7% to increases of 0.8% depending on customer class and consumption levels.

October 23, 2018

On October 23, 2018, the PUB issued Order 143/18 approving changes to natural gas rates for all gas consumed on or after November 1, 2018. The rates effective November 1, 2018 reflect an increase in the cost of Primary Gas from 8.02¢/m3 to 8.32¢/m3.

The annualized bill impact of the November 1, 2018 rate change for a typical residential customer, based on an annual consumption of 2,243 m3, is an increase of approximately 0.9% or $6 per year. The annualized bill impact for larger volume customers ranges from increases of 1.2% to 2.2% depending on customer class and consumption levels.

July 20, 2018

On July 20, 2018, the PUB issued Order 93/18 approving changes to natural gas rates for all gas consumed on or after August 1, 2018. The rates effective August 1, 2018 reflect an increase in the cost of Primary Gas from 7.62¢/m3 to 8.02¢/m3.

The annualized bill impact of the August 1, 2018 rate changes for a typical residential customer, based on an annual consumption of 2,243 m3, is an increase of approximately 1.2% or $8 per year. The annualized bill impact for larger volume customers ranges from increases of 1.5% to 3.0% depending on customer class and consumption levels.

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¢/m3 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¢/m3 to 7.62¢/m3.

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.