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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)

January 2018 $0.3943
December 2017 $0.5732
November 2017 $0.3757
October 2017 $0.3031
September 2017 $0.3481
August 2017 $0.3346
July 2017 $0.3325
June 2017 $0.3457
May 2017 $0.3154
April 2017 $0.3195
March 2017 $0.2842
February 2017 $0.3661
January 2017 $0.4390
December 2016 $0.3641

                 

Non-Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

January 2018 $0.4174
December 2017 $0.5757
November 2017 $0.3858
October 2017 $0.3044
September 2017 $0.3523
August 2017 $0.3347
July 2017 $0.3326
June 2017 $0.3459
May 2017 $0.3157
April 2017 $0.3197
March 2017 $0.3412
February 2017 $0.3967
January 2017 $0.4678
December 2016 $0.3877

                 

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:

January 2018 1.034
December 2017 1.033
November 2017 1.033
October 2017 1.032
September 2017 1.033
August 2017 1.030
July 2017 1.030
June 2017 1.031
May 2017 1.029
April 2017 1.030
March 2017 1.032
February 2017 1.031
January 2017 1.029
December 2016 1.029