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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 2020 $0.2171
May 2020 $0.1376
April 2020 $0.1725
March 2020 $0.2347
February 2020 $0.3825
January 2020 $0.5890
December 2019 $0.6766
November 2019 $0.3413
October 2019 $0.4315
September 2019 $0.4194
August 2019 $0.4670
July 2019 $0.4582
June 2019 $0.3463
May 2019 $0.3353
April 2019 $0.4697
March 2019 $0.5766

                                                                                                   

Non-Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

June 2020 $0.2190
May 2020 $0.1392
April 2020 $0.1740
March 2020 $0.2450
February 2020 $0.3975
January 2020 $0.6030
December 2019 $0.6876
November 2019 $0.3630
October 2019 $0.4341
September 2019 $0.4205
August 2019 $0.4689
July 2019 $0.4610
June 2019 $0.3489
May 2019 $0.3370
April 2019 $0.4727
March 2019 $0.5810

                                                                                                   

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 2020 1.036
May 2020 1.032
April 2020 1.035
March 2020 1.035
February 2020 1.035
January 2020 1.034
December 2019 1.042
November 2019 1.040
October 2019 1.035
September 2019 1.029
August 2019 1.030
July 2019 1.027
June 2019 1.026
May 2019 1.026
April 2019 1.035
March 2019 1.025