As part of the federal government’s multi-year carbon pricing system, the Federal Carbon Tax applied to natural gas increases April 1st, 2020 to $58.70 per 10³m³.
As a Registered Distributor of natural gas under the Greenhouse Gas Pollution Pricing Act (GGPPA), TransGas collects the required amount each month and remit the charges to the federal government.
What you will notice on your invoice
- See Fuel Charge Notice: FCN11 Marketable Natural Gas and Non-Marketable Natural Gas Distributed Through Pipelines
- Note the following special rule for natural gas delivered by means of a distribution system:
- “…pipeline operators or owners that physically deliver natural gas through a pipeline and/or, in accordance with section 14 of the Act, meter the final customer for purposes of billing, will be the persons responsible for registering as distributors, as well as reporting and paying the fuel charge, when required, under the Act.”
- GGPPA definition of a distribution system:
- “A pipe or any system or arrangement of pipes for the delivery or distribution of marketable natural gas to ultimate consumers or users.”
- The TransGas natural gas transmission system is considered a distribution system
- TransGas is the person considered to deliver natural gas as TransGas measures the natural gas delivered by its pipeline system.
When determining or discussing with CRA whether your company should register as a distributor of marketable natural gas in Saskatchewan, please take the above information into consideration.
- The carbon charge on natural gas is set by the Government of Canada at the following rates and effective dates:
- April 1, 2019: $39.10 per 10³m³ (approximately $1.00/GJ)
- April 1, 2020: $58.70 per 10³m³ (approximately $1.50/GJ)
- April 1, 2021: $78.30 per 10³m³ (approximately $2.00/GJ)
- April 1, 2022: $97.90 per 10³m³ (approximately $2.50/GJ)
- Delivery service contract holders will see this charge plus GST on invoices, unless exemption requirements are met.
- The federal government determines exemptions from the carbon charge.
- The provincial Prairie Resilience strategy Output-Based Performance Standard applies to large emitters in Saskatchewan. Some facilities may be exempt through this program. Contact Prairie Resilience for more information and to register.
- Contact Canada Revenue Agency (CRA) to determine if your company is eligible for exemption through CRA, to register and/or to download the applicable Exemption Certificate for all exemptions.
- TransGas does not have the authority to apply for an exemption on your behalf.
- Once you have completed requirements for an exemption from either the provincial or federal government (see additional links below), complete the TransGas Fuel Charge Exemption form, together with a copy of the appropriate CRA exemption certificate and submit to TransGas.