Opinion

Gas prices on Island too high

To the Editor,

Re: Natural gas prices absurd, Letters, Jan. 8.

As a natural gas user for heating my home, I completely agree with the letter from G. Ray that the natural gas prices on the Island are absurd.

If the figures quoted are right, we are paying almost five times as much as residents in Kelowna and slightly over four times as much as those in Burnaby per gigajoule, not including the basic monthly cost the HST and the carbon tax that probably brings it closer to six times as much.

Natural gas prices in North America are at their lowest in years. These prices are government regulated and I would certainly like to hear from our retiring Liberal MLA Ron Cantelon and NDP member Leonard Krog how Fortis can justify this cost and what they are doing to see a more equitable pricing for the people of Nanaimo.

Gardo Garr

Nanaimo

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