Our natural gas supply comes from Western Canada and is routed through the TransCanada transportation network to Gaz Métro's distribution network. To ensure that the necessary pressure is maintained throughout, it passes through a series of compression stations. What's more, it is also stored for load balancing to allow for seasonal fluctuations in consumption.
The supply is the natural gas itself, the fuel. The price fluctuates according to market supply and demand. The supply price is modified monthly. We bill you the same as what we pay the producers.
The compressor fuel is what runs the compressors that transport natural gas from the wells to the territory we serve. The compressor fuel price is modified monthly. We bill the compressor fuel at the same price as what we pay the producers .
This is the service that sends the natural gas through pipelines from the production sites to Quebec , the territory served by Gaz Métro. The transportation prices are modified when Gaz Métro transportation suppliers modify their own prices. We bill this service at the same price as what we pay the transportation companies.
Load balancing means managing the variations between summer and winter consumption and natural gas storage management. This component's price is modified annually, at the beginning of October.Gaz Métro bills this component at the same price that the load balancing tools are bought from suppliers.
This is the natural gas delivery service through our distribution network. You are assigned a rate based on your comsuption. The distribution price is modified annually, at the beginning of October.Gaz Métro's earnings come exclusively from this component of your bill.