Residential and business customers can calculate what the decrease means to them by multiplying the number of therms they use by four cents.
A therm equals 100,000 British Thermal Units (BTU).
A single-family residential weatherization program that seeks 410,000 therms
of natural gas savings;
The plan also includes a pilot program designed to save six million therms
of natural gas -- two million therms
from the residential market and the remainder from industrial and commercial customers.
If the proposed price cut is approved by the DTE, the average NSTAR Gas heating customer, using 144 therms
of gas per month between November and April, will pay approximately $190 per month, down from $261 based on current winter rates.
Under the LGA proposal, a residential customer who uses 25 therms
of natural gas per month for cooking or hot water would see a decrease from the current $24.
Last February, the average CGC customer was billed for 129 Therms
If the IUB approves the rate increase, an average residential customer using 875 therms
equals 100 cubic feet) of natural gas per year will have an increase of $1.