Natural Gas Utility
About Natural Gas Utility Rates
Your gas utility rates include both the cost to deliver service to your home or business and the cost of the natural gas commodity charged by our suppliers. Similar to other energy prices, the commodity cost of natural gas can increase and decrease according to gas market pricing. The Energy Resources Department does not produce natural gas; we buy natural gas on the open competitive market. We will continue to purchase natural gas at the most competitive price. However, as a direct result of these price fluctuations, your gas bill may be higher compared to last year's bill. To learn about the cost of gas, please visit:
Natural Gas Services
On May 26, 1924, the Long Beach Gas Department began service to approximately 4,600 customers. Today, we serve approximately 500,000 customers (155,000 accounts) in the cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill in addition to portions of Los Alamitos, Bellflower, Compton, and Los Angeles County.
Energy Resources is consistently recognized for its leadership in engineering, safety, sustainability, and efficiency. We look forward to the future by leading the way to California's clean energy future. One example is the use of renewable gas sources from the nation's agricultural and urban waste streams. which along with solar and wind power, will help us achieve our city's sustainable energy goals.
Natural Gas Operations
Natural gas powers many of our everyday activities, such as cooking, heating, bathing, and washing clothes. Getting that gas to homes and businesses is accomplished through a state-of-the-art gas distribution infrastructure designed, operated, and maintained in-house by dedicated engineers, and construction and field service professionals.
In fact, did you know that a complex network of over 1,900 miles of pipelines operates just underfoot? In compliance with many stringent federal and state regulations, this system is constantly monitored 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and annually audited by oversight agencies.