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Rates

FortisBC has received approval from the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) to maintain the cost of natural gas and propane for all customers.

As of October 1, 2017, there are no changes to the cost of  natural gas and propane 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 customers pay what we pay.

Select your region below to find out what your natural gas rate is or view the one-page summary of rates.


 

 Your bill components explained

 
Natural gas rates on your bill are made up of a few different components, including:
  • delivery charges: a fixed daily basic charge and delivery charges for the gas you use 
  • commodity charges: the cost of gas and storage and transport charges

The market cost of natural gas varies and is currently at some its lowest commodity rates in the last 10 years. As we don’t mark up the cost of gas, we are able to pass on the benefits of these low prices to our customers. However, the cost of gas may appear disproportionately low compared to other charges on your bill.

When natural gas rates are higher, as they have been in the past, other charges on your bill make up a smaller percentage of the overall amount you pay.

Sample bills for January 1

Our natural gas rates are regularly reviewed and approved by our regulator, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC).

 

 Understanding natural gas rates

 

How rates are determined

Every three months, FortisBC reviews the cost of gas rate for natural gas and propane with the BCUC to make sure rates passed on to customers cover the cost of purchasing the natural gas and propane on their behalf. Factors affecting the market price of natural gas and propane in North America include weather, supply and demand and economic conditions. Propane prices are also influenced by global oil markets.

More detailed information

More information about natural gas rates in BC is available in our tariff documents.

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