Union Gas Files 2018 Distribution Rates Application

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Union Gas recently applied to the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) EB-2017-0087 for a change in its distribution rates (also known as delivery rates). These rates are set using the OEB-approved pricing formula which was set out in a five-year incentive regulation framework beginning in 2014. These rates are proposed to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2018. 

The proposed average delivery rate change for contract rate customers is shown below in cents/m3 and $/GJ. Individual bill impacts will vary and depend upon a customer's use of natural gas. The rate changes exclude cap-and-trade charges, which will be filed as part of Union Gas’ 2018 Cap-and-Trade Compliance Plan later this year. Further information will be provided when that application is filed. 

Rate Changes for Union Gas North Customers 

 

Cents/m3

 

 

Rate class

Current approved average
delivery rate
(cents/m3) (1)(2)

Proposed average
delivery rate
(cents/m3) (2)(3)

 

Rate change (%)

 

 

Rate 20

2.2403

2.2421

0.1%

 

 

Rate 25

2.7201

2.7076

-0.5%

 

 

Rate 100

0.8392

0.8380

-0.1%

 

(1) EB-2017-0278 October 2017 QRAM

(2) Excludes Cap-and-Trade Customer-Related and Facility-Related Charges

(3) EB-2017-0087 2018 Rates Application



 

$/GJ

 

 

Rate class

Current approved average
delivery rate
($/GJ) (1)(2)(4)

Proposed average
delivery rate
($/GJ) (2)(3)(4)

 

Rate change (%)

 

 

Rate 20

0.5913

0.5917

0.1%

 

 

Rate 25

0.7179

0.7146

-0.5%

 

 

Rate 100

0.2215

0.2212

-0.1%

 

(1) EB-2017-0278 October 2017 QRAM

(2) Excludes Cap-and-Trade Customer-Related and Facility-Related Charges

(3) EB-2017-0087 2018 Rates Application

(4) Conversion to GJ based on 37.89GJs / 10³m³


Rate Changes for Union Gas South Customers

 

Cents/m3

 

 

Rate class

Current approved average
delivery rate
(cents/m3) (1)(2)

Proposed average
delivery rate
(cents/m3) (2)(3)

 

Rate change (%)

 

 

Rate M4

4.2933

4.8857

13.8%

 

 

Rate M5A

2.9291

3.0125

2.8%

 

 

Rate M7

3.9255

4.5554

16.0%

 

 

Rate M9

1.6844

1.7259

2.5%

 

 

Rate M10

6.7289

7.1737

6.6%

 

 

Rate T1

2.2725

2.5070

10.3%

 

 

Rate T2

1.1308

1.3139

16.2%

 

 

Rate T3

2.4820

2.5708

3.6%

 

(1) EB-2017-0278 October 2017 QRAM

(2) Excludes Cap-and-Trade Customer-Related and Facility-Related Charges

(3) EB-2017-0087 2018 Rates Application



 

$/GJ

 

 

Rate class

Current approved average
delivery rate
($/GJ) (1)(2)(4)

Proposed average
delivery rate
($/GJ) (2)(3)(4)

 

Rate change (%)

 

 

Rate M4

1.1023

1.2544

13.8%

 

 

Rate M5A

0.7520

0.7734

2.8%

 

 

Rate M7

1.0078

1.1696

16.0%

 

 

Rate M9

0.4325

0.4431

2.5%

 

 

Rate M10

1.7276

1.8418

6.6%

 

 

Rate T1

0.5834

0.6436

10.3%

 

 

Rate T2

0.2903

0.3373

16.2%

 

 

Rate T3

0.6372

0.6600

3.6%

 

(1) EB-2017-0278 October 2017 QRAM

(2) Excludes Cap-and-Trade Customer-Related and Facility-Related Charges

(3) EB-2017-0087 2018 Rates Application

(4) Conversion to GJs based on 38.95 GJ / 10³m³


If you have any questions about this edition of Factsline, please contact Patrick Boyer.

Patrick Boyer (519) 436-5470   Cell (519) 436-4915   Email: pboyer@uniongas.com