OEB Issues Interim Rates for Union Gas

    TORONTO, Nov. 6 /CNW/ - Today the Ontario Energy Board (the Board) issued
an Oral Decision on Union Gas Limited's (Union) Motion for an order
implementing new rates on an interim basis effective January 1, 2008.
    Union requested an increase of $21.9 million. The Board approved an
increase of $7 million. The $7 million is made up of costs which were
previously approved by the Board related to the storage premium, Demand Side
Management programs and the Gas Distribution Access Rule.
    Union Gas will be filing a draft Rate Order for the new interim rates
within the next few weeks.
    Final rates will be determined when the Board renders its final decision
on the matter.

    The Ontario Energy Board regulates the province's electricity and natural
gas sectors in the public interest. It envisions a viable and efficient energy
sector with informed consumers served by responsive regulatory processes that
are effective, fair and transparent.
    For more information on the Board, please visit our Web site at
www.oeb.gov.on.ca or contact the Consumer Relations Centre at 416-314-2455 or
toll-free at 1-877-632-2727.

For further information:

For further information: Vanda Wall, Ontario Energy Board, (416)

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