09/16/2014 05:50 EDT | Updated 06/16/2017 00:54 EDT

B.C. natural gas prices cut by FortisBC

Natural gas prices are going down for most B.C. residential customers this fall.

FortisBC says low demand over the summer and more gas production have led to high inventories in North America.

The average residential customer in the Lower Mainland, Fraser Valley, Interior, North and the Kootenays will see their bills shrink by $82 this season. Other areas to see a reduction:

- Whistler, $77 on average per year

- Fort Nelson, $72 on average per year

Not all of B.C. will get a break though. Rates will remain unchanged from current levels for customers on Vancouver Island, the Sunshine Coast, in Powell River and piped propane customers in Revelstoke.

The rate changes were approved by the B.C. Utilities Commission.