PNG Hosts Community Information Sessions

Since 1968, PNG has safely and reliably delivered natural gas to our valued customers throughout northern B.C.

PNG’s pipeline systems and infrastructure deliver gas to heat to homes and businesses in the communities we serve. We operate effectively and efficiently, working hard to keep our costs low and to keep rates stable and fair.

In response to customer feedback and direction from our regulator, the British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC), PNG has evaluated new pricing methods for allocating gas costs to our customers.

As a result of that process, PNG now proposes to consolidate gas costs across our five service areas: PNG West, Granisle, Dawson Creek, Fort St. John and Tumbler Ridge.

Today, customers in each service area pay a different price for gas. Under our proposal, customers will pay the same price. We believe this proposed gas cost consolidation will provide customers with the right balance of pricing simplicity, fairness and efficiency. Other utilities in British Columbia also have consolidated commodity charges.

Moving to consolidated gas costs will result in modest bill reductions for most residential and small commercial customers. For example, a residential customer in PNG West, Dawson Creek and Fort St. John will see an average annual bill reduction of approximately 1%. This equates to bill savings of about $10 to $20 per year, depending on the size of the home. Customers in Granisle and Tumbler Ridge will see larger bill reductions because they currently pay much higher prices for gas. A limited number of large commercial and small industrial customers in all service areas will see a modest bill increase of approximately 1% to 3%.

For more information, please visit our Proposed Gas Cost Consolidation web page and sign up to attend one of our virtual community information sessions on November 9 or November 10, 2022.