As of January 1, 2022, FortisBC gas customers will see an overall increase to their bill due to an increased cost of gas rate and increased delivery rates.
“While we strive to deliver gas safely and reliably at the lowest reasonable cost, we’ve seen an increase in the market prices of natural gas over the last quarter. FortisBC does not mark up the cost of gas, so customers pay what we pay,” explained Joe Mazza, vice-president of energy supply and resource development with FortisBC.
“We have also seen an increase to delivery rates, which takes into account the cost of maintaining our gas system.”
As of January 1, 2022, customers on Mainland and Vancouver Island, including North and South Interior, Whistler and Revelstoke, will see their monthly bills increase by approximately $8, a nine per cent increase.
This is based on an average household consumption of approximately 7.5 gigajoules (GJs) per month. FortisBC reviews the cost of gas every quarter with the BCUC and the next review will be in March 2022.