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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)

August 2019 $0.4670
July 2019 $0.4582
June 2019 $0.3463
May 2019 $0.3353
April 2019 $0.4697
March 2019 $0.5766
February 2019 $0.4707
January 2019 $0.7895
December 2018 $1.3465
November 2018 $0.5858
October 2018 $0.4090
September 2018 $0.5238
August 2018 $0.9449
July 2018 $0.3993
June 2018 $0.3615
May 2018 $0.3013

                                                                               

Non-Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

August 2019 $0.4689
July 2019 $0.4610
June 2019 $0.3489
May 2019 $0.3370
April 2019 $0.4727
March 2019 $0.5810
February 2019 $0.4841
January 2019 $0.8096
December 2018 $1.4260
November 2018 $0.5995
September 2018 $0.5314
August 2018 $0.9600
July 2018 $0.4032
June 2018 $0.3652
May 2018 $0.3091 

                                                                               

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:

August 2019 1.030
July 2019 1.027
June 2019 1.026
May 2019 1.026
April 2019 1.035
March 2019 1.025
February 2019 1.026
January 2019 1.025
December 2018 1.027
November 2018 1.028
October 2018 1.026
September 2018 1.024
August 2018 1.027
July 2018 1.027
June 2018 1.023
May 2018 1.026