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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)

February 2023 $1.2805
January 2023 $3.8101
December 2022 $1.4218
November 2022 $0.7737
October 2022 $0.8443
September 2022 $1.1339
August 2022 $1.0805
July 2022 $0.8522
June 2022 $1.0363
May 2022 $0.7649
April 2022 $0.5215
March 2022 $0.5129
February 2022 $0.6614
January 2022 $0.9451
December 2021 $0.7007
November 2021 $0.7138

                                                                                                                                                                           

Non-Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

February 2023 $1.5975
January 2023 $4.7921
December 2022 $1.4348
November 2022 $0.7927
October 2022 $0.8447
September 2022 $1.1339
August 2022 $1.0807
July 2022 $0.8529
June 2022 $1.0367
May 2022 $0.7662
April 2022 $0.5215
March 2022 $0.5317
February 2022 $0.6871
January 2022 $1.0710
December 2021 $0.7007
November 2021 $0.7352

                                                                                                                                                                           

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:

February 2023 1.047
January 2023 1.038
December 2022 1.037
November 2022 1.046
October 2022 1.045
September 2022 1.033
August 2022 1.033
July 2022 1.037
June 2022 1.030
May 2022 1.021
April 2022 1.042
March 2022 1.039
February 2022 1.036
January 2022 1.033
December 2021 1.036
November 2021 1.041