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Buying from a gas marketer

Independent marketers are not associated with FortisBC. When you sign a Consumer Agreement with a gas marketer, you commit to purchasing natural gas at a fixed rate for one to five years. The amount you pay over the life of the contract can be more or less than what you would be charged by FortisBC.

Natural gas from an independent gas marketer

  • You know exactly what price you will be paying for gas each month, which can help with budgeting.
  • You are insulated from market rate increases during the fixed term.
  • You are protected against fluctuations in the gas commodity market and the potential impact of weather, economic conditions and international events on pricing. You are also protected against changes in production and transportation costs.

As with any contract, it is important that you take the time to understand your agreement and the contractual obligations it includes.*

How to sign up with a marketer

Choose the marketer you wish to sign up with, visit their website directly and follow their sign up instructions. A list of gas marketers, their rate offerings and questions to ask, can be found below.

Who are gas marketers?

Tips and questions to ask a gas marketer

Current cost of natural gas

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Certainty behind your choice

FortisBC retains the role of “supplier of last resort.” In the event your gas marketer loses its ability to serve you for any reason, FortisBC will step in and ensure your service is not interrupted.

 

*Note that Customer Choice customers may be ineligible for some program offerings from FortisBC. For example, Customer Choice customers cannot be concurrently enrolled in FortisBC's renewable natural gas program. If a customer has previously enrolled in a program for which Customer Choice customers are ineligible, their Customer Choice contract will take precedence and they will automatically be removed from the other program. Customer Choice customers can still take advantage of FortisBC's various payment options including the Equal Payment Plan and Pre-authorized Payment Plan.