The Public Utilities Board has approved a request from Centra Gas Manitoba Inc. to increase the primary gas rate next month.
Starting Feb. 1, the projected annual natural gas bill for a typical residential home will go up approximately 6.4 per cent, an increase of roughly $50 annually.
Primary gas rates for customers on fixed-term or fixed-rate deals are not affected by the increase.
The Public Utilities Board reminds customers that natural gas prices are volatile, and homeowners should consider all options for reducing natural gas consumption and making their homes as efficient as possible.
Primary gas rates in Manitoba are eligible for review again in May.
Centra Gas is a division of Manitoba Hydro.