Union Gas Receives Ontario Energy Board Approval for Rate Changes Effective October 1, 2017

EnerlineInformation for Union Gas South Customers

Union Gas recently received approval from the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) for a change in its rates effective Oct. 1, 2017. These changes were proposed to the OEB earlier this month as part of the Quarterly Rate Adjustment Mechanism (QRAM) and approved as filed.

October 2017 QRAM

QRAM is the mechanism Union Gas uses to review and adjust our rates for changes in natural gas prices. This is done every three months to reflect ongoing changes in the market price of natural gas and to adjust for the difference between the forecasted price of natural gas and actual price from prior periods.



Current Utility Sales  (cents/m3)

New Approved Utility Sales (cents/m3)

Change (cents/m3)

Gas Commodity Rate




Gas - PriceAdjustment




Delivery Rates

The following changes to bundled delivery rates reflect quarterly updates to gas costs in delivery rates (compressor fuel, unaccounted for gas, and carrying costs of gas in inventory). This can be found on the “Delivery” line of the invoice.



Approved Delivery Rate Change (cents/m3)

Rate M4


Rate M5A


Rate M7


Rate M9


Rate M10


Rate M1 and Rate M2 Customers

Rate M1 and Rate M2 will also be changing effective Oct. 1, 2017. Customers can find current information on these rates on our website or in the notice included with their October bill.

Balancing Transaction Fees

Balancing transaction fees will be updated effective Oct. 1, 2017. For current rates, please see the Balancing Transaction Fee Schedule.

Full details of this application (EB-2017-0278) can be found on the Union Gas website.

If you have any questions about this edition of Enerline, please contact your account manager.