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Utilities: Natural Gas Rates


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Manitoba Hydro, through Centra Gas, is the major distributor of natural gas in Manitoba. Primary gas supply may also be purchased from natural gas marketers or brokers, which are independent companies that arrange alternate rates and terms of service for supply of the gas commodity. Natural gas marketers do not deliver the natural gas or provide utility services.

The cost of natural gas is subject to changing market prices as most natural gas is purchased from sources in Western Canada. Generally, prices are based on North American market prices.  The following is a summary of Centra Gas rates for larger industrial users, effective May 1, 2015.

Centra Gas Billing Rates
Effective May 1, 2015

 
High Volume Firm Service
Interruptible Service
Mainline
Firm Service
Basic Monthly Charge ($/month)
$ 1,221.42
$ 1,254.45
$1,247.13
Primary Gas - Quarterly Rate Service ($/m3)
$ 0.1183
$ 0.1183
$ 0.1183
Supplemental Gas ($/m3)
$ 0.1605
$ 0.1710
$ 0.1605
Transportation to Centra ($/m3)
$ 0.0049
$ 0.0037
$ 0.0068
Distribution to Customer Sales Service ($/m3)
$ 0.0337
$ 0.0145
$ 0.0291
Distribution to Customer Sales Service Refund ($/m3)
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Distribution to Customer T-Service ($/m3)
$ 0.0091
$ 0.0074
$ 0.0045
Distribution to Customer T-Service Refund ($/m3)
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Demand Transportation ($/m3)
$ 0.4182
$ 0.1232
$ 0.4237
Demand Distribution ($/m3)
$ 0.1671
$ 0.0855
$ 0.1816
Alternate Supply Service
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$ 0.0173
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High Volume Firm Service (HVF) -- available to customers who use 680,000 cubic metres or more of natural gas annually, through one meter, and require service that is available every day of the year.

Interruptible Service -- customers receive natural gas through one meter where the service may be interrupted by Centra from time to time upon notice to the customer. Interruptible Service is only available in situations where, in the sole opinion of Centra, a benefit exists for Centra or other customers. This service is available to customers whose annual natural gas requirements equal or exceed 680,000 cubic metres and also contract for such service for a minimum of one year, or to customers that have received Interruptible Service continuously since December 31, 1996.

Mainline Firm Service (MLF) -- available to customers who receive natural gas through one meter, are served from Centra's transmission system or through dedicated distribution facilities at pressures in excess of medium pressure and who require service that is available every day of the year. Mainline customers' annual natural gas requirements must equal or exceed 680,000 cubic metres, and they must contract for such service for a minimum of one year.

Source:  Manitoba Hydro.  For complete details, please visit the Manitoba Hydro website at the following address:
http://www.hydro.mb.ca/regulatory_affairs/energy_rates/natural_gas/current_rates.shtml

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