Rates & Charges
Your total cost of natural gas includes the cost of natural gas supply itself and the cost of distribution. In New Brunswick, natural gas is provided in an "unbundled market" which means the cost of distributing natural gas is separated from the cost of supply.
Distribution rates and charges are the cost of operating the utility's distribution network, which is the pipeline system that distributes natural gas to you. Each rate class has a different set of rates and charges, based on how much it costs to deliver natural gas. For homeowners, the cost of distribution is broken into the flat monthly customer charge and the delivery rate, which is multiplied by how much you consume in the month.
As a regulated public gas distribution utility, Liberty Utilities submits applications on an annual basis that are being reviewed and approved by the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board (EUB) as part of an open and transparent regulatory process.
Supply or "commodity" is the natural gas itself that you use. You can have Liberty Utilities, the regulated utility, supply your natural gas or you can sign a contract for gas supply with an independent Gas Marketer licensed by the New Brunswick Energy and Utilities Board .
Fluctuations in the price of the commodity of natural gas in the future, but they may affect the amount of savings. If the commodity goes up, your savings compared to last year and alternative energy may be lower, and your savings may be greater.
The Liberty Utilities Handbook of Rates and Distribution Services includes a glossary of terms and conditions of the Rules & Regulations and the Terms & Conditions.