REVscene - Vancouver Automotive Forum


Welcome to the REVscene Automotive Forum forums.

Registration is Free!You are currently viewing our boards as a guest which gives you limited access to view most discussions and access our other features. By joining our free community you will have access to post topics, communicate privately with other members (PM), respond to polls, upload content and access many other special features. Registration is fast, simple and absolutely free so please, join our community today! The banners on the left side and below do not show for registered users!

If you have any problems with the registration process or your account login, please contact contact us.


Go Back   REVscene Automotive Forum > Automotive Chat > Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events

Vancouver Off-Topic / Current Events The off-topic forum for Vancouver, funnies, non-auto centered discussions, WORK SAFE. While the rules are more relaxed here, there are still rules. Please refer to sticky thread in this forum.

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 09-12-2016, 09:25 PM   #1
I *heart* Revscene.net very Muchie
 
Acura604's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 3,725
Thanked 1,565 Times in 386 Posts
FortisBC raising gas price by 80%. W T MF F

Seriously ...80% and just in time for the winter cold season....wow...

FortisBC customers to pay $82 more for gas on average per year - NEWS 1130

VANCOUVER (NEWS 1130) – FortisBC says it has been given the green light from the BC Utilities Commission to up its natural gas rates by 80 per cent.

As of Oct. 1, customers will pay $2.05 per gigajoule, up from $1.14. Because the price of gas only makes up a fraction of an overall bill, the average homeowner can expect an increase of $82 per year, based on the average use of 90 gigajoules per year.

“That is the largest increase we’ve had in a while and actually it’s one of the few increases we’ve had in a while,” FortisBC spokesperson Michael Allison says.

The company, which buys natural gas at market rates and transports it to BC customers, blames the spike of global prices since spring and increased demand due to hot summer weather across North America leading to more air conditioner usage.

The hotter-than-normal summer, for most of Canada and the US, has resulted in higher-than-expected continental demand for electricity, which is often generated by natural gas,” says Dennis Swanson, vice-president of energy supply at FortisBC. “This combined with a slowdown in natural gas production has led to an increase in prices during the past few months.”

Customer Choice program participants won’t be affected by the rate increase until their contract is up and they have to negotiate a new one.

Despite the uptick, the company claims natural gas prices are near their lowest level in a decade and it suggests that as winter approaches, people use their energy more efficiently.

Natural gas prices hit their lowest this year in early March and nearly doubled by mid-June.
Advertisement
Acura604 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2016, 09:36 PM   #2
I contribute to threads in the offtopic forum
 
EmperorIS's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: home
Posts: 2,650
Thanked 3,601 Times in 790 Posts
what isn't raising these days
EmperorIS is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2016, 09:37 PM   #3
GS8
WOAH! i think Vtec just kicked in!
 
GS8's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: The Fruit Loops
Posts: 1,692
Thanked 3,515 Times in 920 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by EmperorIS View Post
what isn't raising these days
Wages
__________________
I am lost
Because I am free
GS8 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2016, 09:45 PM   #4
what manner of phaggotry is this
 
RRxtar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2001
Location: Kelownafornia
Posts: 17,868
Thanked 4,810 Times in 1,614 Posts
kind of misleading. they are increasing the cost of the gas itself by 80% but the gas itself only makes up like 10% of the bill. delivery, tax, and fees make up the biggest portion of the bill.
__________________
STRENGTHaesthetics
RRxtar is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 09-12-2016, 09:52 PM   #5
I *Fwap* *Fwap* *Fwap* to RS
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: vancouver
Posts: 1,552
Thanked 79 Times in 40 Posts
bills wont' stop raising
danned is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2016, 10:46 PM   #6
boot boot car
 
PiuYi's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: San Diego
Posts: 3,037
Thanked 1,272 Times in 529 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by GS8 View Post
Wages
actually.... BC's minimum wage is increasing 40 cents on Sept 15
PiuYi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2016, 11:14 PM   #7
OMGWTFBBQ is a common word I say everyday
 
lilaznviper's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: vancouver
Posts: 5,455
Thanked 956 Times in 330 Posts
but the rest of us that don't make minimum probably won't be getting that 40 cents increase
lilaznviper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-12-2016, 11:34 PM   #8
Captain Happy Bubble is my Homeboy
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 336
Thanked 567 Times in 148 Posts
Still a lower rate than the scammy fixed price gas marketers.
Mikoyan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 12:12 AM   #9
RS controls my life!
 
PeanutButter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Burnaby
Posts: 791
Thanked 1,634 Times in 251 Posts
Well, they gotta pad their dividend their giving me every quarter =D

Good job Fortis, looking after your investors
PeanutButter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 07:05 AM   #10
Ready to be Man handled by RS!
 
20psi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2014
Location: Victoria
Posts: 75
Thanked 122 Times in 23 Posts
Le sigh....no surprising sadly.
20psi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 07:41 AM   #11
Rs has made me the man i am today!
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: BC
Posts: 3,489
Thanked 3,677 Times in 921 Posts
Not sure what you are getting upset about. They are regulated with assets ring-fenced, basically earning ROE based on a capital structure that's allowed by the regulator - BCUC. Unless you have some reasonable doubts that FortisBc is being wasteful and BCUC not doing its job monitoring resulting in inappropriate expenses going into the rate base, you have nothing to complain about. You bear the fluctuation in gas prices as they are just passed onto you. There are too many fucking whiners complaining about every little thing while they continue to poorly manage their own money.

Last edited by flagella; 09-13-2016 at 08:54 AM.
flagella is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 08:04 AM   #12
Rs has made me the woman i am today!
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Vancouver
Posts: 4,154
Thanked 1,613 Times in 741 Posts
Still rather have gas heating over baseboard heating charged at Tier 2 hydro prices.
Tapioca is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 10:07 AM   #13
Head of HR....have a seat on that couch
 
fliptuner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 19,929
Thanked 12,620 Times in 3,432 Posts
We only use 2/12 baseboard heaters, 6months of the year. The rest of my place is easily heated by the gas fireplace.
__________________
feedback

Originally posted by v.b.
can we stop, my pussy hurts...
Originally posted by asian_XL
fliptuner, I am gonna grab ur dick and pee in your face, then rub shit all over my face...:lol
Originally posted by Fei-Ji
haha i can taste the cum in my mouth
Originally posted by FastAnna
when I was 13 I wanted to be a video hoe so bad


RSUV #7
fliptuner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 10:16 AM   #14
RS has made me the bitter person i am today!
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Tres Ciudades
Posts: 4,790
Thanked 3,178 Times in 1,328 Posts
Quote:
Originally Posted by fliptuner View Post
We only use 2/12 baseboard heaters, 6months of the year. The rest of my place is easily heated by the gas fireplace.
translation...i'm too poor to use all the baseboard heaters in my house at the same time



i use probably just the bedroom one the most and the living room along with the gas fireplace when we have guests...most of the time i've got just the gas fireplace running cus i'm hanging out in the living room.
When i work in my office room, i usually suck it up and put on another layer instead of turning on the baseboard heaters
__________________
"There's a lot of dead people who had the right of way."
"Never argue with stupid people, they will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience."
"I have a lot of beliefs, and I live by none of them. They're just my beliefs, they make me feel good about who I am. But if they get in the way of a thing I want, like I wanna jack off or something, I just do that."
6o4__boi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-13-2016, 10:23 AM   #15
Head of HR....have a seat on that couch
 
fliptuner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Coquitlam
Posts: 19,929
Thanked 12,620 Times in 3,432 Posts
Lol. We only use the ones in the bathrooms. The rest of the place is warm enough. If the fireplace gets left on low or even just the pilot light stays on, overnight, the wife complains that it's too warm.
__________________
feedback

Originally posted by v.b.
can we stop, my pussy hurts...
Originally posted by asian_XL
fliptuner, I am gonna grab ur dick and pee in your face, then rub shit all over my face...:lol
Originally posted by Fei-Ji
haha i can taste the cum in my mouth
Originally posted by FastAnna
when I was 13 I wanted to be a video hoe so bad


RSUV #7
fliptuner is offline   Reply With Quote
This post thanked by:
Old 09-13-2016, 10:44 AM   #16
In RS I Trust
 
murd0c's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Mission
Posts: 19,155
Thanked 16,452 Times in 3,825 Posts
meh who cares, LNG is cheap and I just bought a wicked 5 burner double oven gas range I can't wait to use.
murd0c is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -8. The time now is 06:23 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Revscene.net cannot be held accountable for the actions of its members nor does the opinions of the members represent that of Revscene.net