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Manitobans to see gas bills go down after PUB approval

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Manitobans will be getting a break on their natural gas bills. On average, there will be a 14 per cent decrease – Jan 25, 2022

Some financial relief is coming to Manitobans on their gas bills for the next few months.

The Public Utilities Board approved a Centra Gas application to decrease the primary gas rate which would mean a 14.2 per cent drop in the bill for an average homeowner. This adds up to about $121 in savings a year.

The new rate goes into effect February 1.

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Centra Gas doesn’t make money on selling gas to consumers, so the price decrease is reflective of lower industry prices.

Customers with fixed-term, fixed-price contracts with Centra Gas or a private broker will not be affected.

The rates will be reviewed again on May 1.

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