Natural Gas Service - Shutdowns and other issues.
Posted 11 December 2018 - 08:43 AM
If Fortis really wants people to cut back, they should offer something - give a discount or something for folks who cut their usage by 20%.
It isn't going to work that way.
Now that we have conserved all that gas by turning down the thermostat Fortis is going to raise rates on Vancouver Island by about 9%.
But then we in Victoria knows how that works when the CRD asked people to conserve water and then they raised the rates because they were loosing revenue.
Most British Columbia residents will pay more for natural gas after an Enbridge pipeline exploded in October near Prince George.
Diane Roy, vice-president of regulatory affairs, says in a release that Fortis strives to deliver natural gas at the lowest reasonable cost. But she says there has been an impact to costs associated with actions the utility had to take to stabilize supply after the rupture.
Residential customers in Vancouver Island, the Lower Mainland and the Interior will see an annual increase of about nine per cent or $68 based on average annual usage.
Posted 18 December 2018 - 05:34 PM
FortisBC, the natural gas supplier for many homes in the province, says its supply status is "normal" after a pipeline explosion in October.
For months, the gas company has been urging British Columbians to conserve gas after the Enbridge pipeline burst.
Now, it says, extra conservation is no longer required and customers can resume regular use.
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