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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 2021 $0.3747
May 2021 $0.3707
April 2021 $0.3275
March 2021 $0.4089
February 2021 $0.4263
January 2021 $0.4385
December 2020 $0.3907
November 2020 $0.4100
October 2020 $0.3373
September 2020 $0.4689
August 2020 $0.2542
July 2020 $0.2392
June 2020 $0.2171
May 2020 $0.1376
April 2020 $0.1725
March 2020 $0.2347

                                                                                                                               

Non-Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

June 2021 $0.3749
May 2021 $0.3717
April 2021 $0.3276
March 2021 $0.4439
February 2021 $0.4570
January 2021 $0.5489
December 2020 $0.5402
November 2020 $0.4983
October 2020 $0.3340
September 2020 $0.4723
August 2020 $0.2563
July 2020 $0.2417
June 2020 $0.2190
May 2020 $0.1392
April 2020 $0.1740
March 2020 $0.2450

                                                                                                                               

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 2021 1.032
May 2021 1.036
April 2021 1.036
March 2021 1.034
February 2021 1.034
January 2021 1.033
December 2020 1.020
November 2020 1.025
October 2020 1.019
September 2020 1.022
August 2020 1.024
July 2020 1.031
June 2020 1.036
May 2020 1.032
April 2020 1.035
March 2020 1.035