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Federal carbon tax to add 13 per cent to annual Manitoba natural gas bill

Manitoba Hydro outlined some of the price increases residents can expect on natural gas when the carbon tax kicks in this spring.
Manitoba Hydro outlined some of the price increases residents can expect on natural gas when the carbon tax kicks in this spring. Richard Buchan / File / The Canadian Press

Manitobans should get ready to pay more for natural gas once the federal carbon tax kicks in April 1.

The average consumer is expected to pay an extra $88 a year for 2019, according to Manitoba Hydro.

That is about a 13 per cent increase. Bigger consumers of natural gas can expect a 15 to 30 per cent increase annually.

The federal carbon tax puts a price of $20 on each tonne of greenhouse gas created by burning fossil fuels. It will increase $10-a-year until it reaches $50 in 2022.

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Prices will continue to increase annually over the coming years.

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The average consumer of natural gas will see an increase in prices each year the carbon tax rises.
The average consumer of natural gas will see an increase in prices each year the carbon tax rises. Manitoba Hydro

The average consumer is expected to pay an extra $220 a year by 2022.

According to Manitoba Hydro, residents will pay about $823 annually for natural gas by 2022.

You can calculate how much your natural gas bill will be once the carbon tax is included by clicking here.

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