Rate M4

A firm distribution service for medium gas volume, commercial and industrial load customers.

Service Description

  • A natural gas distribution service for medium gas volume, commercial and industrial customers. The distribution service is a predominantly firm delivery service with an option to add an interruptible service.
  • The distribution service can be matched with a range of supply and transportation sourcing options that could include Dawn and that provides greater flexibility for managing a customer's end use facility consumption.

Learn More

For more information, call your Union Gas Account Manager or send us an email.

Customer Type

  • The service is designed for medium gas volume commercial and industrial customers in Southern Ontario. Customers must have a firm daily Contract Demand (CD) between 2,400 m3 and 60,000 m3 and must take delivery or pay for the equivalent of consuming at least 146 days of their firm CD per year. If customers contract for an interruptible service an additional minimum annual volume commitment of 350,000 m3 per year is required.
  • Rate M4 customers use natural gas for manufacturing applications. Examples of Rate M4 customers include manufacturing, automotive, institutional, fabrication, food and beverage, and greenhouses.

Benefits

  • Rate M4 customers can choose to arrange and manage a combination of supply and upstream transportation options that require differing levels of "hands-on" management. These options include:
    • Sales Service - Union Gas manages all service elements. Customer purchases a full, firm, no-nomination service at an "all in" price (natural gas commodity, transmission and local delivery of gas to customer's facility).
    • Bundled Transportation Service (BT Service) - Customer sources and nominates upstream gas supply, Union Gas manages transmission and local delivery of gas to the customer's facility.
  • Access to on-line nominations, transactions and reports 24 x 7 through Unionline - anywhere with Internet and/or mobile access.
  • Access to daily metering to help monitor and manage gas use.
  • Access to a variety of transactional services provide customers additional flexibility and may let customer get more out of the market opportunities with these supply, transportation, and balancing options.

Service Term

  • Minimum one-year contract.
  • A longer term commitment may be required for the initial contract should an upfront capital investment by Union Gas be required.

Rates and Pricing

  • Rate M4 is cost-based and subject to Ontario Energy Board oversight, meaning any changes to the rates and pricing are subject to OEB approval.
  • For more information about approved contract rates go to our Customer Contracts section.

Service Availability

  • Union Gas South Service Area.
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