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Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Big Users Like Irving To Pay More For Natural Gas

Certain big industrial facilities in New Brunswick--like those belonging to Irving--currently get their natural gas directly from the distribution system, bypassing the general franchise; however, that's going to change according to Energy Minister Craig Leonard.

Leonard says while those users have been instrumental to getting the system up and running, their contribution isn't currently proportional to their natural gas usage.

Charlotte the Isles MLA Rich Doucet questioned why the Gas and Distribution Act of 1999 is only being amended now, just a short while before the election.

The change means that big users like Irving will be paying more.