Residential natural gas rates

Your residential natural gas rate is made up of commodity and delivery charges. Commodity charges are reviewed by the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) every three months, while delivery charges are reviewed annually. If any rate changes occur, the BCUC always approves them first before they are passed on to you.

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

The overall change is due to an interim increase to the storage and transport charges and delivery charges. These rates will be interim pending a decision from the BCUC on the permanent rates, which is expected in the first quarter of 2019. FortisBC is a utility regulated by the BCUC and all rate changes are approved by the BCUC.

Mainland & Vancouver Island (including North & South Interior)

(Effective January 1, 2019)
Basic charge per day$0.4085
Delivery charge per GJ$4.349
Storage and transport charge per GJ$1.462
Cost of gas per GJ$1.549

Example: how to calculate a monthly bill
Average monthly consumption18 GJ
Basic charge2$12.66
Delivery charge$34.79
Storage and transport charge$11.70
Cost of gas$12.39
Total monthly bill3$71.54

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 or franchise fees.

Fort Nelson

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 rates
(Effective January 1, 2019)

Basic charge per day

$0.3701
Delivery charge per GJ$3.911
Storage and transport cost per GJ$0.044
Cost of gas per GJ$1.552

Example: how to calculate a monthly bill
Average monthly consumption110 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 or franchise fees.

Revelstoke

As of January 1, 2019, Revelstoke residential customers receiving piped propane will see an overall decrease to their bill.

(Effective January 1, 2019)
Basic charge per day$0.4085
Delivery charge per GJ$4.349
Cost of propane per GJ$10.621
Example: how to calculate a monthly bill
Average monthly consumption14 GJ
Basic charge2$12.66
Delivery charge$17.40
Cost of propane$42.49
Total monthly bill3$72.55

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.