(Fredericton)-Enbridge Gas will now have to cut natural gas rates for business customers in the province  by 50 per cent or more by Oct. 1st, after a  ruling by the provincial Energy and Utilities Board.

Gilles Volpe is General Manager for Enbridge and says because of the ruling  the company will have to cut back on expansion.

” Now were  still going to add customers who we  have pipe in front of right now  so were  going to target those customers to add them to the  system to try to reduce cost to everybody but has  far as  expansion it’s going to be very very limited”

Enbridge had been ordered by the provincial government to apply for substantial rate cuts last winter after negotiations between the government and the company broke down.