Natural Gas Rates Going Up Significantly in Manitoba


The Public Utilities Board (Board) approved the application of Centra Gas Manitoba Inc.
(Centra) to increase the current Primary Gas rate from $0.1343/m3 to $0.2055/m3
effective May 1, 2022. Primary Gas is sold on a cost recovery basis, meaning that Centra
charges customers only what Centra pays for Primary Gas and does not make a profit on
its sale. The current Primary Gas rate increase is the result of increases in the North
American natural gas market prices.

The new rate is projected to increase the bill for a typical residential customer by
approximately 20.5% or $150/year. Primary Gas rates will be reviewed again
August 1, 2022.

Primary Gas rates for customers that have signed fixed-term fixed-price contracts, with
either Centra or a private broker, are not affected.

The Board is an impartial tribunal and regulator, at arm’s length from government that
acts in the public interest.

Board Order 44/22, contains additional information on Centra’s Application and the
Board’s decision. The Order is available on the Board’s website at, or through the Board’s Office.