Rates for Homeowners
Heritage Gas measures and bills natural gas usage in Gigajoules (GJ), which is the metric equivalent to a British Thermal Unit (BTU).
|February 2017 – July 2017 Rates|
|Fixed Monthly Customer Charge ($/month)||$21.87|
|Base Energy Charge ($/GJ) 1||$8.185|
|Gas Cost Recovery Rate ($/GJ) 2||$9.42|
|Total Cost ($/GJ) 3||$17.605|
1 BEC has decreased from $8.685/GJ to $8.185/GJ for the period of November 1, 2016 to April 30, 2017, as per NSUARB-approved Decision. Please refer to our Regulatory page for more information
2 GCRR is a 6 month forecast and is set on August 1st and February 1st of each year for Rate Class 1 customers using up to 499 GJ/year.
3 Plus applicable taxes
To see a table history of Heritage Gas’ rates, please click here: Historical Rates
Fuel Cost Comparison
The price for natural gas (Total Cost, $/GJ) equals the following price in other fuels:
Fuel Oil – $0.7051 per litre
1 GJ = 26.1 litres of Fuel Oil
1 GJ = 39.2 litres of Propane
1 GJ = 277.79 kWh of Electricity
The fuel cost comparison includes a 4.5% Municipal Tax charge on the BEC and does not include the FMCC.
The Fixed Monthly Customer Charge and Base Energy Charge permit Heritage Gas to recover the cost of delivering natural gas to residents or businesses. These costs include building, operating, and maintaining our natural gas system. These components are regulated by the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB).