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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 13 months are as follows:

Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

Non-Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

BTU FACTOR 

                                                   

Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

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
April 2018 $0.2764
March 2018 $0.3440
February 2018 $0.3440
January 2018 $0.3943
December 2017 $0.5732
November 2017 $0.3757

                                                   

Non-Core Commodity Charge (per Therm)

November 2018 $0.5995
October 2018 $0.4123
September 2018 $0.5314
August 2018 $0.9600
July 2018 $0.4032
June 2018 $0.3652
May 2018 $0.3091 
April 2018 $0.2782
March 2018 $0.3605
February 2018 $0.3605
January 2018 $0.4174
December 2017 $0.5757
November 2017 $0.3858

                                                   

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 13-month period are listed below:

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
April 2018 1.032
March 2018 1.031
February 2018 1.039
January 2018 1.034
December 2017 1.033
November 2017 1.033