People are frequently asking “why is my gas bill so high and what can I do to combat it?” Right now, there are a myriad of factors affecting gas prices. There are also several things you can do to help promote savings on your monthly bill.
Gas demand is on the rise - There's a high demand to ship natural gas in the form of liquified natural gas (LNG) from the US and it's rising across the world, particularly as European nations search for alternate energy suppliers. It’s important to note that as a gas utility, we do not make a profit from the cost of the natural gas that’s delivered to you. This cost is a direct pass-through, you pay what we pay. In an effort to limit the impact of market fluctuations on our customers, we work hard to secure the lowest and most affordable gas prices we can.
Gas storage plays a key role in the price of natural gas - Currently, storage is lower than normal due to high demand and a lessened supply.
The pandemic has left a mark on utility bills - If you’re one of the millions of Americans that traded an office location for an at-home work environment, you’re likely using more natural gas than you used in the past to keep your workspace warm during the day.
As a home or business owner, there are several other reasons you may be seeing a spike in your natural gas heating bill. Read more to learn what you can do to promote energy savings.
We’re here to help We understand receiving higher than normal bills can be stressful, but we are here to help. That’s why we offer energy-saving tools, tips, and services to help our customers save money, use less energy, and lower their monthly bills year-round.
Financial Aid & Assistance Programs Our culture encourages being a valued community partner. Supporting our service areas with safe, dependable, and affordable natural gas includes offering programs to help those in need. These programs are available to those who qualify for home heating needs through federally funded programs and crisis assistance offered by counties. If you or someone you know is having trouble paying your natural gas bill, explore our payment assistance program offerings by clicking the link below.