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Monthly Cost of Gas: Commodity Charge Per Month

Long Beach Gas & Oil's cost of gas is calculated using two pricing portfolios:

  • Core customers
  • Non-Core customers

These two portfolios may be comprised of any one or combination of three increments of supply as follows:

  • Interstate supplies delivered into the Southern California Gas Company's intrastate pipeline system,
  • Gas storage withdrawals, and
  • Any local gas delivered directly to Long Beach Gas & Oil's pipeline system.

For more detailed information on how the commodity charge is calculated, refer to the specific rate schedules that are listed on our Gas Rates page. The Core Commodity Charge applies to those customers billed under Rate Schedule 1, 2, 3 and/or 5. The Non-Core Commodity Charge applies to those customers billed under Rate Schedule 4 and/or 7.

The monthly Commodity Charges for each of the previous 13 months are as follows:

Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

Non-Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

BTU FACTOR 

Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

April 2017 $0.3195
March 2017 $0.2842
February 2017 $0.3661
January 2017 $0.4390
December 2016 $0.3641
November 2016      $0.2990
October 2016 $0.3088
September 2016 $0.3250
August 2016 $0.3090
July 2016 $0.3164
June 2016 $0.2193
May 2016 $0.2132
April 2016 $0.1416

Non-Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

April 2017 $0.3197
March 2017 $0.3412
February 2017 $0.3967
January 2017 $0.4678
December 2016 $0.3877
November 2016 $0.3185
October 2016 $0.3088
September 2016 $0.3250
August 2016 $0.3090
July 2016 $0.3164
June 2016           $0.2193
May 2016 $0.2141
April 2016           $0.1416

BTU FACTOR

Long Beach Gas & Oil measures our customers' gas consumption in CCF's (hundred cubic feet) and bills in therms, according to the rates set forth in Long Beach Gas & Oil's Gas Rate Schedule. The CCF's measured are converted to therms by using the Btu (British thermal unit) factor for each billing month. Btu factors for the previous 13-month period are listed below:

April 2017 1.030
March 2017 1.032
February 2017 1.031
January 2017 1.029
December 2016 1.029
November 2016 1.033
October 2016 1.034
September 2016 1.034
August 2016 1.030
July 2016 1.031
June 2016 1.034
May 2016 1.033
April 2016           1.034