Price of natural gas

Energy is a big part of your operating costs, and it is important to keep it under control. Reducing your energy bill means more money for your business. The price of natural gas is 30% cheaper than electricity and 50% cheaper than oil. These savings could mean a chance to reinvest in your business to increase your productivity.1

Reduce your energy costs

Natural gas has been less expensive than electricity for 15 years, and less than fuel-oil for 9 years. Lower your energy bill by installing natural gas equipment. Not only is natural gas more powerful than electricity or fuel-oil, it also costs less.

Chart comparing annual energy costs1 equivalent to 5,143 m3 (100% heating) .

About the rebate

Obtain grants of up to 15% of the costs

If you would like to use natural gas for your business, we are offering grants of up to 15% of the cost of purchasing and installing natural gas appliances to help you do so.1

Do you use fuel oil for your business?

To help you switch from fuel oil to natural gas and thus reduce your greenhouse gas emissions, Énergir is offering you an additional grant of up to $1,250.

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A stable long-term price

In addition to energy bills reduction, the financial markets agree* that its price will stay low for the next 10 years.1

Natural gas supply price historical - 5 years (Excel)

Many people are not aware that Énergir does not make any profit on the price of the natural gas it supplies. The only service on which Énergir is authorized to make a profit is distribution. The price of the natural gas supplied is subject to monthly fluctuations. They account for about 30% of the gas bill of a business customer that consumes between 15,000 m3 and 50,000 m3, the consumption of an average-sized business.

To manage all aspects of gas supply more effectively, Énergir has also adopted a portfolio approach to gas purchases, actually buying from many different suppliers in order to diversify its sources geographically. Just one of the ways Énergir makes sure its customers enjoy the best price possible.

Introduction to tariffs
Understand my bill

Desc. Description Unit Price effective
Apr 1, 2022 May 1, 2022
Natural gas supply
Price $/GJ 6.06 7.76
¢/m3 22.961 29.403
Transfer price(1)
Entry ¢/m3 0.000 0.000
W/D Withdrawal ¢/m3 1.333 1.637
Cap-and-trade emission allowances system
Price ¢/m3 6.971 6.863
(1) The transfer price only applies when the customer fails to comply with the notice of entry or opt out to the natural gas supply service

The natural gas bill is composed of five services: natural gas supply, transportation, load balancing, distribution and cap-and-trade emission allowances system. The natural gas supply price, can be stabilized with the fixed price service. If you are looking for budget stability then the fixed price service is for you.

About the fixed price service

The fixed price supply service is offered by natural gas suppliers. You can choose between the variable price offered by Énergir or the fixed price. The fixed price service can meet your need for financial stability since it targets the two most volatile services of your gas bill. You'll know in advance what price you'll pay for the natural gas supply . It can be compared to a fixed-rate mortgage. The main objective of the fixed price service is budget stability and not making savings. This service is offered to customers, like you, who consume a minimum of 7,500 m³ and a maximum of 1,168,000 m³ per year.

How does it work?

  • You agree on a price and terms with the participating supplier of your choice and sign an undertaking document. Énergir receives a copy of this document and buys the natural gas on your behalf from the participating supplier for your agreed-upon price and term. To confirm your enrollment to the fixed price natural gas service, you must sign and return the confirmation sheet that will be sent to you by Énergir, within the specified timeframe.To help you make an informed decision, take note that this confirmation sheet presents the history of the regulated monthly variable price.

  • Énergir then bills you for the natural gas at the price you agreed upon for the term of the agreement, without any extra charges. It takes 60 days to implement this service after Énergir receives the undertaking document.
  • If the participating supplier cannot meet its commitments, the client will revert automatically to Énergir's variable price because the fixed price service is not guaranteed by Énergir.
  • To learn more, see the Frequently asked questions on fixed price.

Who are participating suppliers?

  • The participating suppliers are independent companies that specialize in buying natural gas and reselling it to individuals and companies. The participating suppliers must abide by the minimum commercial practices established by Énergir. These practices ensure that the client is well informed and well served.
  • You may opt for the participating supplier of your choice. We encourage you to be well informed before committing yourself.

See all the participating suppliers

1. The rebates are applicable to businesses located on the Énergir gas network and equipped with central heating appliances, provided that they do not have a heat pump or dual-energy heating system. The amount of financial assistance is based on expected natural gas consumption, the type of appliance to be installed and the total amount of the investment. The 15% total corresponds to a potential customer who installs a natural gas warm-air furnace with a capacity of 10,000 m3. The rebates are subject to credit approval and eligibility for the natural gas Consumption Rebate Program and the Energy Efficiency Program. The terms and conditions of the program and the amounts of financial assistance are subject to change without notice. A five-year natural gas supply contract is required. Other conditions may apply. The financial assistance will only be paid once the natural gas appliance(s) is(are) installed. The eligibility criteria are listed in the Consumption Rebate Program guide approved by the Régie de l’énergie, a copy of which may be obtained on request.

2. The rebates are applicable to businesses located on the Énergir gas network and equipped with oil-fired central heating appliances, provided that they do not have a heat pump or dual-energy heating system and that the expected new natural gas appliance consumption is at least of 3,600m3 of natural gas. Other conditions may apply. The terms and conditions of the program and the amounts of financial assistance are subject to change without notice. To benefit from this grant, you must sign a contract with Énergir or an Énergir Natural Gas Certified Partner first.

1-2: The cost to switch to natural gas includes a basic connection charge of $300. An additional cost may apply if an extension to the natural gas network is needed, plus an additional contribution based on the expected consumption of natural gas. 

3. According to the prices in effect from June 1, 2020 to May 31, 2021. Based on Énergir rates and those of Hydro-Québec approved by the Régie de l’énergie; takes into account base electric consumption and rack price of oil with 2% sulfur including, in particular, transport, distribution and CATS.

1 The offer is available from August 23, 2019 to September 30, 2019. Conditions apply. Only buildings within proximity of the natural gas network are eligible for the grant. To take advantage of the offer, a signed agreement must be submitted prior to the high efficiency appliances’ installation to the contractor in charge of the work or an Énergir representative. The amount of the grants may vary depending on the equipment installed and the building’s characteristics. The amount of financial incentive is determined according to the expected consumption of natural gas, the type of equipment to be installed and the total investment. Signing of a 5 year natural gas contract is required. Eligibility criteria are foreseen in the texts of the Rebate Consumption Program approved by the Régie de l'énergie and a copy can be transmitted on request. The total grant amount must not exceed admissible amounts. Some restrictions apply. The conditions of the program and the amount of the grants are subject to change without notice.