Natural gas bills will go down for majority of customers, FortisBC says.
Fortis said it had received approval from British Columbia Utilities Commission to reduce the bills for customers in the beginning of 2020.
While the cost of natural gas remains steady, storage and transport costs saw an overall decrease.
Last winter, a significant reduction in pipeline transportation had impacted natural gas supply in the region, which led to an increase in storage and transport rates.
However, with regional pipeline transportation capacity returning to normal levels this winter, customers will see a decrease on their 2020 bills, FortisBC said.
Increases to delivery rates for Mainland and Vancouver Island service area customers are interim and subject to final review and approval by the BCUC.
As of January 1, 2020, for someone on Lower Mainland could see overall bill decreasing approximately two per cent or $18 for the year based on the average annual usage of 90 gigajoules (GJ).