UGI to Decrease Natural Gas Costs on December 1, 2018
30 Nov 2018
UGI Utilities, Inc. – Central District (the former Central Penn Gas) announced its purchased gas cost rates will decrease on December 1, 2018. As a result, the average residential heating customer’s bill will drop by 2.7% percent.
This gas cost decrease means an average residential bill will drop from $85.82 per month to $83.51 per month.
“Natural gas continues to be an economical, reliable and environmentally responsible source of energy for our customers and our communities,” Paul Szykman, UGI Chief Regulatory Officer, said. “UGI is pleased to pass along these savings as the winter heating season begins.”
The decrease comes on top of a 2.4 percent decrease on June 1. Compared to a year ago, UGI customers will be paying approximately $9.56 less per month for their energy needs.
By law, utilities are required to pass the cost of the natural gas they purchase directly through to customers without any markup.
Despite this decrease, UGI recognizes some customers may have difficulty paying their winter heating bill. All customers are encouraged to sign up for UGI’s free budget billing program, which spreads billing amounts out evenly over a 12-month period.
In addition, customers with a limited or fixed income should call UGI at 1-800-UGI-WARM to determine if they are eligible for one of several energy assistance programs. In addition to company-sponsored programs, UGI can assist eligible customers in applying for federally-funded Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) grants. Finally, any customer who is behind on their gas bills should contact the utility as soon as possible to discuss a payment arrangement.
UGI encourages customers to use energy wisely and make efficiency improvements in their homes. Additional information on energy efficiency and customer assistance programs is available on UGI’s website at www.ugi.com.
UGI Utilities, Inc. – Central District serves approximately more than 82,000 customers in 37 counties in eastern, central and northern Pennsylvania. Additional information about UGI is available at www.ugi.com on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ugiutilities; and Twitter at www.twitter.com/ugi_utilities.