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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)

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
October 2021 $0.7149
September 2021 $0.5788
August 2021 $0.5992
July 2021 $0.4389
June 2021 $0.3747
May 2021 $0.3707
April 2021 $0.3275
March 2021 $0.4089
February 2021 $0.4263

                                                                                                                                                         

Non-Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

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
October 2021 $0.7149
September 2021 $0.5788
August 2021 $0.5994
July 2021 $0.4421
June 2021 $0.3749
May 2021 $0.3717
April 2021 $0.3276
March 2021 $0.4439
February 2021 $0.4570

                                                                                                                                                         

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:

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
October 2021 1.036
September 2021 1.038
August 2021 1.037
July 2021 1.035
June 2021 1.032
May 2021 1.036
April 2021 1.036
March 2021 1.034
February 2021 1.034