Understanding Natural Gas Rates

At Summit Natural Gas, you  no longer need to worry about pre-buying fuel for winter or unexpected price spikes mid-season.  Unlike oil and propane, which are very likely to have varying prices, our prices are pre-approved by state regulators.  That means we can keep prices stable and affordable for our customers and you can continue to enjoy the benefits of reliable, clean-burning natural gas without the hassle.

What this means to you…

  • The Maine Public Utilities Commission regulates our distribution rates, that is, the cost to transport and distribute natural gas to your home.
  • Summit’s rates include a monthly customer charge, which is also regulated by the Maine Public Utilities Commission, as well as a distribution rate, and the ACTUAL cost of gas usage.
  • The cost of usage is passed on to our customers without any additional markup – so you only pay for what you actually use.
  • No buying in advance, no surprise pricing – just stable prices and quality service you can count on.

Approved by the Maine Public Utilities Commission

Summit Natural Gas of Maine (Summit) will provide natural gas service under the specific service classifications and the attached Terms and Conditions, as approved from time to time by the Maine Public Utilities Commission (“MPUC”). A copy of the Summit’s currently effective tariff is available at the Summit Natural Gas of Maine business office located at 442 Civic Center Dr., Augusta, ME 04330 or by calling (800) 909-7642.

The following Standard Distribution Rates apply to the municipalities of Richmond, Gardiner, Farmingdale, Hallowell, Augusta, Sidney, Belgrade, Oakland, Fairfield, Waterville, Skowhegan, Norridgewock, Madison, China, Albion, Windsor, Winslow, Randolph, Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth. If Summit receives requests for service, or otherwise intends to provide service, outside of these municipalities, Summit may: (1) file a proposal with the MPUC for rates that would apply to that service or (2) provide service pursuant to the rates and terms below. SNG Maine has no obligation to provide service pursuant to the rates and terms of its Rate Plan to any customer outside of the municipalities listed in this Paragraph. These rates are subject to annual adjustment, in accordance with the company’s MPUC-approved Rate Plan.

Summit’s current Standard Distribution Rates are as follows:

RATE CLASS DISTRIBUTION RATES COMMODITY RATES (CGA) UNITS MONTHLY CHARGE
Residential $0.874 $0.263 Therms $20.57
Small Commercial (a commercial distribution customer with annual consumption of less than 1500 Dth) $0.771 $0.263 Therms $33.93
Large Commercial (a commercial distribution customer with annual consumption of 1500 Dth or more) $0.566 $0.263 Therms $293.05
Firm Transportation Rate to be determined by Special Rate Agreement with the customer
Interruptible Transportation Rate to be determined by Special Rate Agreement with the customer

 

Further, Small Commercial and Large Commercial customers may elect to take transportation-only service at the same Standard Distribution Rate as for sales to customers in those rate classes.

*1,500 Dth = approx. 10,714 gallons of #2 heating oil and 16,393 gallons of propane

The customer’s total rate includes the distribution rate as well as the commodity or cost of gas rate (CGA), as approved by the MPUC. Transportation only customers purchase their commodity or gas supply from a third-party supplier.

 

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