Some Manitobans will feel the pain of rising natural gas prices starting next month.

The Public Utilities Board has approved a rate hike for Crown-owned Centra Gas that will see prices go up 17 per cent for the average residential consumer.

The impact on an annual bill will be 124-dollars but does not affect people who have fixed-price contracts with Centra Gas or third parties.

The regulator says the biggest increase in many years reflects rising market prices for natural gas, driven in part by the impact of Hurricane Ida.