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Monthly Cost of Gas: Commodity Charge Per Month

Long Beach Energy Resources Department'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 Energy Resources Department'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 15 months are as follows:

Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

Non-Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

BTU FACTOR 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

June 2024 $0.2172
May 2024 $0.2187
April 2024 $0.2217
March 2024 $0.6643
February 2024 $0.6909
January 2024 $0.7598
December 2023 $0.7012
November 2023 $0.5471
October 2023 $0.3840
September 2023 $0.5373
August 2023 $0.6915
July 2023 $0.2256
June 2023 $0.4030
May 2023 $0.4224
April 2023 $0.4543
March 2023 $0.7063

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

Non-Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

June 2024 $0.2185
May 2024 $0.2234
April 2024 $0.2230
March 2024 $0.7157
February 2024 $0.7360
January 2024 $0.8043
December 2023 $0.8288
November 2023 $0.5592
October 2023 $0.3840
September 2023 $0.5373
August 2023 $0.6915
July 2023 $0.2256
June 2023 $0.4030
May 2023 $0.4224
April 2023 $0.4550
March 2023 $0.8271

                                                                                                                                                                                                                     

BTU Factor

The Long Beach Energy Resources Department measures our customers' gas consumption in CCF's (hundred cubic feet) and bills in therms, according to the rates set forth in Long Beach Energy Resources Department'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 15-month period are listed below:

June 2024 1.027
May 2024 1.029
April 2024 1.033
March 2024 1.036
February 2024 1.036
January 2024 1.026
December 2023 1.026
November 2023 1.025
October 2023 1.028
September 2023 1.031
August 2023 1.028
July 2023 1.025
June 2023 1.038
May 2023 1.036
April 2023 1.041
March 2023 1.043