Alberta natural gas rebates delayed due to low prices

Albertans looking for help with their natural gas bills will have to wait until at least November.

According to a Monday news release, the province said the $50 rebate is set to take effect Oct. 1, when the monthly default rate exceeds $6.50 per gigajoule.

If the regulated rate for ATCO Gas North and ATCO Gas South, served by Direct Energy Regulated Services, or Apex Utilities exceeds $7.50 per GJ, eligible consumers will receive a rebate of $1 per GJ they use.

No application will be necessary to receive the discounts.

But since October prices won’t rise above $5.632 a gigajoule, the province said the refund won’t be triggered until at least November.

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“This rebate program provides real protection and certainty to help families, farms and businesses manage heating costs and keep life affordable,” said Associate Minister of Natural Gas and Power, Dale Nally, in a statement.

“With the cost of living rising around the world, Albertans can trust that if natural gas prices rise, we have rebates ready to protect them. »

Heating fuel discounts are also available for propane, fuel oil and kerosene, within specified usage limits.

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The Natural Gas Rebate Program runs from October through the end of March 2023 and rebates will appear on the corresponding billing month.

Further information on the rebate program, including default monthly natural gas rates, is available online.

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