Your Natural Gas bill includes a variety of information, definitions and various charges – we want to help you make better sense of it all. Please review the following definitions should you have a specific question.
This fee covers the costs related to billing you for Natural Gas and providing customer service.
This Government of Alberta levy is applied to fuels that emit greenhouse gases when combusted, including the fuel used to heat your home. Please visit climate.alberta.ca or call 310-0000 for more information.
The volume used between meter readings is measured in units of thousands of cubic feet (MCF). This volume is then multiplied by a conversion factor that takes into account the energy content, the pressure at which the gas is delivered, and the conversion from imperial units to metric. The result is the energy consumption that appears on your bill.
All operating costs and revenue for ATCO Gas are recovered through the delivery charges. The fixed charge is a flat daily charge to recover a portion of the total delivery charges. The variable charge covers the remainder of the total delivery charges. The variable charge is based on natural gas consumption for the billing period.
In the absence of actual delivery charges for the billing period, these charges are estimated.
The energy used represents the gigajoules you consumed in the billing period. This can either be an actual or an estimate.
The "From" and "To" reads are your last actual meter readings.
This is the number attached to the meter installed on your premise.
This fee is set by your municipality as a charge for natural gas facilities on municipal property. ATCO Gas remits this amount to your local municipality.
Each customer's share of the monthly financial gain or loss achieved through production facilities owned by ATCO Gas South.
This item reflects temporary changes to your bill approved by the Alberta Utilities Commission. It may be a credit or a debit.
Each customer's share of the monthly financial gain or loss achieved through the use of storage facilities owned by ATCO Gas South.
Natural Gas – Customer's cost of Natural Gas consumed during the billing period.