Rates & Charges
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,
Supply or "commodity" is the natural gas itself that you use. You may have Liberty, 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 natural gas commodity in the future, but they can affect the amount of savings. If the commodity goes up, your savings can be greater, and your savings may be greater.
The Liberty Handbook of Rates and Distribution Services includes a glossary of terms and conditions and terms & conditions.