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 about 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.
Primary gas rates in Manitoba are eligible for review again in May.
Centra Gas is a division of Manitoba Hydro.
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