Why Choose Natural Gas
The best value for your energy dollar
Natural gas is clean, safe, and reliable. Best of all, abundant supply makes it the most affordable fuel for your energy needs. Here's why.
Add up the savings
- For the past 10 years, while the cost of living has gone up, natural gas rates have remained low.
- Using natural gas to heat your home and water and saves up to $2,200 a year, compared to the costs of electricity, oil, or propane.
- Add a natural gas range or barbecue to save even more. Learn about natural gas appliances.
You pay what we pay
Like any commodity, natural gas is subject to fluctuating prices on the open market. Union Gas buys gas when it's cheapest and delivers it to you without marking up any of our costs. Bottom line: you pay what we pay. And you save what we save.
Regulated for your protection
Our rates must be reviewed and approved by the Ontario Energy Board to ensure that prices are fair and reasonable. Please be aware that, unlike Union Gas, independent energy marketers are not regulated.
Watch and learn
To find out about natural gas rates and more, watch our videos on how gas rates are set.
Natural gas is safe
Stringent safety standards govern the exploration, production, transportation, distribution, and use of natural gas. North America’s continental natural gas pipeline system is the safest mode of energy transportation in the world today – and we’re committed to maintaining and improving that fine record.
Cleaner and More Efficient
Natural gas is the cleanest conventional fuel. Gas produces 45 per cent less carbon dioxide than coal, with fewer greenhouse emissions than other fuels. Natural gas uses less fuel to get the job done. Improved appliance efficiency means gas consumption has actually dropped by 40 per cent in the past 40 years even though the number of natural gas customers has climbed steadily.