FortisBC Hold Steady Natural Gas Rates, Propane Rates Decreasing

Surrey – FortisBC has received approval from the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) to keep the cost of gas steady for its natural gas customers. As of April 1, 2018, FortisBC customers will see no change to the cost of natural gas on their billing statement. Revelstoke customers receiving piped propane will see a decrease to the cost of propane. This is welcome news, as Revelstoke customers have not seen a decrease in the cost of propane rate since October 2015.

(This is rather good news in light of gasoline rates going through the roof and hitting record numbers)

“While April is typically a time when many costs and rates in other sectors are increasing, the cost of natural gas is not,” said Diane Roy, vice-president, regulatory affairs at FortisBC. “Natural gas is an affordable and versatile option to heat your home and water when compared to other energy choices in B.C.”

Every three months, FortisBC reviews the cost of gas rates with the BCUC .

As of April 1, 2018:

Mainland, Vancouver Island and Whistler

·        There is no change to the current approved cost of gas rate of $1.549 per gigajoule (GJ).

For more information about rates and to learn about what components make up your bill, visit: fortisbc.com/rates.

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