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.