Heating Bills To Increase

Heating bills to increase for Calgary households

Regulated rate option customers to see a 21 per cent jump in natural gas bills

CALGARY - Calgarians will be paying 21 per cent more to stay warm this month, as Direct Energy Regulated Services ups its natural gas rates. Consumers not locked into a long-term contract will pay $3.900 per gigajoule of natural gas in December, up from $3.212 the previous month. A typical household will see the gas bill go up to an average of $154, an eight per cent increase from a year ago, Direct Energy said. The December rate reflects an average December market price of $3.648 per GJ, plus a 25.5-cent per GJ adjustment for November and prior months, the distributor said.

Source: Calgary Herald