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Fort Nelson rates

As of January 1, 2019, Fort Nelson residential customers will see an overall increase to their natural gas bill.

The change is due to an interim increase to delivery charges. Interim rates will remain pending a decision from the BCUC on permanent rates, which is expected in the first quarter of 2019.
 
Bills will also look different because we "unbundled" the gas charges, listing each line separately. Learn more.
 
Fort Nelson service area
(Effective January 1, 2019)
Basic charge per day $0.3701
Delivery charge per GJ $3.911
​Storage and transport charge per GJ ​$0.044
Cost of gas per GJ $1.552
Example: how to calculate a monthly bill
Average monthly consumption1 10 GJ
Basic charge2 $11.47
Delivery charge $39.11
Storage and transport charge​ ​$0.44
​Cost of gas ​$15.52
Total monthly bill3 $66.54

1Please note this is an example of a bill and your consumption may vary from this average.

2Based on a 31 day month.

3Does not include applicable taxes/franchise fees.

 

 

 What are the different charges on my bill?

 
Basic charge

​This is a flat daily fee that partially recovers the fixed costs of our system, whether or not you are using any natural gas but are connected to the system.

Delivery charge

​Based on consumption, this charge pays for the cost of delivering gas through our system to your home or business. This helps cover the costs of maintaining our natural gas distribution system, make a modest profit and invest in our business and improvements to meet customers’ needs. Delivery charges are reviewed by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) annually.

Storage and transport

​Storage and transport charges reflect the prices we pay to other companies to store and transport gas through their pipelines and infrastructure. We do not mark up these costs, and they are reviewed quarterly and set annually by the BCUC.

Cost of gas

​The cost of gas is the market price of natural gas itself. We don’t mark up the cost of gas – you pay what we pay. Natural gas is currently at some of its lowest commodity rates in the last 10 years. We review the cost of natural gas every three months with the BCUC.

Sample bill

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Official tariff documents

Our tariff documents provide more detailed rate information, as well as our general terms and conditions.