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therm

Brit a unit of heat equal to 100 000 British thermal units. One therm is equal to 1.055 056 × 108 joules

therm

[thərm]
(thermodynamics)
A unit of heat energy, equal to 100,000 international table British thermal units, or approximately 1.055 × 108 joules.

therm

A quantity of heat equivalent to 100,000 Btu.
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Unitil is seeking to increase the per therm cost of gas from its current rate of 1.
The company will provide its residential customers who purchase gas supply from PSE&G a 28-cents per therm bill credit for usage during November, December and January.
The company has submitted a proposed summer rate of 38 cents per therm, down from last summer's average cost of $1.
The bill credit of 35 cents per therm, including NJ Sales and Use Tax (SUT), will reduce the current supply rate of approximately 54 cents to 19 cents per therm including SUT for usage in November and December.
5 cents per therm for the first 20 therms of usage and 38.
The company has submitted a summer rate of 87 cents per therm, down from last summer's cost of $1.
Based on the new rates, the average residential customer who uses 60 therms of natural gas will save approximately $29.
Under the company's proposal, filed recently with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, a typical residential heating customer using 100 therms of natural gas monthly would save $7.
That estimate is based on anticipated average usage of nearly 111 therms, so customers with above-average usage should expect higher bills.
For a typical UES residential customer using 600 therms of gas per year, the rates proposed by UES would still be about 36 percent lower than those currently charged by Southwest Gas, which serves Phoenix, Tucson and other Arizona communities.