Union Gas Decreases Natural Gas Rates Effective Jan 1, 2018

CHATHAM, ON, Dec. 21, 2017 - Union Gas has received approval from the Ontario Energy Board to adjust its rates for natural gas customers effective Jan. 1, 2018.

Residential1 customers who purchase natural gas from Union Gas will see the following changes:

  • Southern Ontario - a decrease of about $28 a year, or about 4 per cent of the total natural gas bill.
  • North West Ontario - a decrease of about $24 a year, or about 2 per cent of the total natural gas bill.
  • North East Ontario - a decrease of about $6 a year, or less than 1 percent of the total natural gas bill.

These rate changes mean the average annual bill for a residential household is between $783 and $1,058 depending on location. (South - $783, North West: $946; North East $1,058). To view current rate information by postal code, visit uniongas.com/residentialrates.

"Now that winter is here, Union Gas customers can expect an affordable and reliable supply of natural gas with no fill-ups needed even in the harshest winter months," remarked Jim Redford, vice-president, business development, storage and transmission, Union Gas.

Customer rates are adjusted quarterly, without mark-up, to reflect changes in the market price of natural gas supplies. To understand how Union Gas sets its rates, refer to the following videos.

Union Gas is committed to improving energy efficiency and cost savings through a range of tools and education to help customers manage their energy use. For example, the Home Weatherization Program helps income-eligible customers receive free home energy upgrades. This program has helped over 9,700 Ontario households save money and energy.

Learn more about Union Gas energy savings programs at:

[1] Average household using 2,200 m3 of natural gas a year

About Union Gas
Union Gas Limited is a major Canadian natural gas storage, transmission and distribution company based in Ontario with over 100 years of experience and service to customers. The distribution business serves about 1.5 million residential, commercial and industrial customers in more than 400 communities across Ontario. Union Gas is one of Canada's Top 100 Employers for 2017, and has assets of $8.2 billion and approximately 2,300 employees. For more information, visit uniongas.com.

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