Transportation services: buying from a transportation gas marketer
Commercial customers in some rate classes have a choice: you can buy your natural gas from FortisBC or you can fully negotiate the terms and conditions of your gas supply contract with a gas marketer who will purchase the natural gas commodity on your behalf.
The gas marketer delivers the natural gas to FortisBC and we use our distribution system to deliver the natural gas to your business.
Rate classes eligible for transportation services
The transportation services option is available to the following commercial/industrial rate classes:
- Schedule 3: large commercial customers using more than 2,000 gigajoules per year
- Schedule 5: high-volume commercial with demand charge
- Schedule 7: interruptible service for large commercial and industrial customers who can switch to another fuel during periods of peak demand for natural gas
FortisBC or transportation gas marketer: what’s the difference?Whether you buy natural gas from a transportation gas marketer or from FortisBC, we’ll still be delivering your natural gas—but there are key differences to be aware of.
Your Transportation AgreementIf you buy from a natural gas marketer, you’ll sign an agreement with FortisBC that contains the rates and terms under which we’ll transport your natural gas.
We’re here to help
If you’re a customer with questions about transportation services, email [email protected] or call us and ask to speak with a commercial energy services account representative:
Interior BC and northern BC
1-800-773-7001 (extension 7028)
If you’re a gas marketer and have questions, please email [email protected].