PUB approves increase in primary gas rates
The PUB said the increase in natural gas rates for Centra Gas will take effect on August 1. (file image)
Published Thursday, July 19, 2012 2:24PM CST
Last Updated Thursday, July 19, 2012 2:27PM CST
The Public Utilities Board announced Thursday it has given the green light to an increase in primary gas rates for Centra Gas Manitoba.
In a press release, the PUB said natural gas bills for the average residential customer will rise by 2.9 per cent, or about $21 per year.
The PUB said the increase will take effect on August 1.
Officials said primary gas rates for customers with fixed-term price contracts with either Centra or a private broker won’t be affected.
The PUB said natural gas commodity prices are volatile and suggested people consider energy-efficient options, such as high-efficiency furnaces and improved insulation.