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Mainland rates

Includes Lower Mainland, North and South Interior (or Inland and Columbia regions)

FortisBC has received approval from the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) to maintain the cost of gas. As of July 1, 2017, there are no changes to the cost of gas rates.

Natural gas prices in British Columbia continue to remain near their lowest levels within the last decade. In fact, it’s about one third the cost of electricity. FortisBC does not mark up the cost of gas, so you pay what we pay.

Cost of natural gas per gigajoule (GJ)*

*The cost of natural gas is one component of a FortisBC bill and is exclusive of the other charges that appear on the bill.


Mainland service area rates
(Effective January 1, 2017)
Basic charge per day $0.389
Delivery charge per GJ $4.299
Storage and transport charge per GJ $0.811
Cost of gas per GJ $2.05
Example: how to calculate a monthly bill
Average monthly consumption1 8 GJ
Basic charge2 $12.06
Delivery charge $34.40
Storage and transport charge $6.49
Cost of gas $16.40
Total monthly bill3 $69.35

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 or 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 by the BCUC annually.

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.
Sources for fuel costs

1These are approximate annual costs for space heating of a typical household in specific FortisBC and BC Hydro service areas as identified. A typical household is defined as an existing single family house approx. 2,300 square ft. with average insulation. Anticipated savings will be the difference between annual natural gas, electricity, heating oil or propane costs for various heating equipment. Calculations compare the most energy-efficient heating equipment currently available for natural gas furnace heating, electric resistance heating, oil furnace heating and propane furnace heating, and are based on FortisBC natural gas rates as of April 2016, FortisBC electricity rates as of January 2016 used for Southern Interior, BC Hydro electricity rates as of April 2016 used for Lower Mainland, Vancouver Island, Whistler and Northern Interior, and heating oil and propane rates as of January 2016. These include applicable carbon tax. Savings may vary by household and do not include potential rebates and/or incentives.

2Source: Home Heating Oil & Propane Price Survey for B.C., Participant Research, January 2016.