IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING UPCOMING RATE CHANGE


The Natural Gas Charge component of your bill is decreasing effective August 8, 2013.  The Daily Access and Distribution Charges are not changing.

 

The net effect of this change is an average overall decrease of 1.3%. 

 

Vermont Gas adjusts the Natural Gas Charge portion of your bill quarterly, up or down, in response to changes in the cost of gas.  The wholesale natural gas prices remain low and, while they have increased slightly in recent months, the effect of low wholesale prices is still reflected in Natural Gas Charge. The decrease to Natural Gas Charge reflects these continuing low wholesale prices.

 

Following a regulatory review, the rate components will be adjusted as follows:

 

 

General Service Low Usage, Low Load Factor - Rate G1

Rate Components

Before

August 8, 2013

Effective

August 8, 2013

Natural Gas Charge (per ccf)

$0.7886

 

$0.7685

 

Daily Access Charge (per day)

$1.0567

 

$1.0567

 

Distribution Charge (per ccf)

$0.4272

 

$0.4272

 

 

General Service Low Usage, High Load Factor - Rate G2

Rate Components

Before

August 8, 2013

Effective

August 8, 2013

Natural Gas Charge (per ccf)

$0.6757

 

$0.6585

Daily Access Charge (per day)

$1.0567

$1.0567

Distribution Charge (per ccf)

$0.5429

$0.5429

 

General Service High Usage, Low Load Factor - Rate G3

Rate Components

Before

August 8, 2013

Effective

August 8, 2013

Natural Gas Charge (per ccf)

$0.7813

$0.7614

Daily Access Charge (per day)

$3.3715

$3.3715

Distribution Charge (per ccf)

$0.3106

$0.3106

 

General Service High Usage, High Load Factor - Rate G4

Rate Components

Before

August 8, 2013

Effective

August 8, 2013

Natural Gas Charge (per ccf)

$0.6722

$0.6551

Daily Access Charge (per day)

$3.3715

$3.3715

Distribution Charge (per ccf)

$0.2284

$0.2284

 

 

As shown in the chart below, with this decrease, natural gas remains very competitive with other forms of heating fuels, including propane, oil and electricity. 

 

 

Vermont Gas recognizes that the cost of energy is a concern for customers and is committeed to providing you with the resources to help manage your bill.


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Please call us at (802) 863-4511 if you have any questions or would like to learn more about these options.