Why do we have to pay delivery charges?
We get asked this a lot. The delivery charge is what the public utility must charge to cover the cost of operating the natural gas distribution system. In New Brunswick, natural gas is provided in an “unbundled” market, which means the cost of distributing natural gas to you is separated from the cost of the actual natural gas used. So that’s why you see what looks like an additional charge, but it is really just a more transparent view of your bill.
Many other utilities and energy providers also charge you for operating their systems and delivering services for you, but typically hide this cost in the final rate.