Lower PSE natural gas bills for heating season start November 1

Another drop in natural gas costs expected for December

 

BELLEVUE, Wash. (October 26, 2017) Just in time for the winter heating season, Puget Sound Energy gas customers will receive a drop in their rates. Today, the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission approved multiple requests from PSE to decrease the combined average monthly natural gas cost by 2.6 percent for residential customers. This means an average household using 64 therms per month would see a decrease of $1.80, bringing their bill to $68.

In December, PSE anticipates the UTC to rule on a separate request to overall lower natural gas rates by another 3.8 percent.

Combined, November’s drop in natural gas bills along with the anticipated decrease in December will result in an overall average 6.5 percent decrease in natural gas rates.

The lowered natural gas bills are a result of adjustments reflecting market prices for gas supplies the utility purchases for customers and the costs of operating the natural gas system.