The Natural Gas Charge component of your bill is decreasing effective August 8, 2013. The Daily Access and Distribution Charges are not changing.


The net effect of this change is an average overall decrease of 1.3%.  The average residential customer will see a decrease of about $1.30 per month.


Vermont Gas adjusts the Natural Gas Charge portion of your bill quarterly, up or down, in response to changes in the cost of gas.  The wholesale natural gas prices remain low and, while they have increased slightly in recent months, the effect of low wholesale prices is still reflected in Natural Gas Charge.  The decrease to Natural Gas Charge reflects these continuing low wholesale prices.


Following a regulatory review, the residential rate components will be adjusted as follows:


Rate Components


August 8, 2013


 August 8, 2013

Natural Gas Charge (per ccf)



Daily Access Charge (per day)



Distribution Charge (per ccf)




As shown in the chart below, with this decrease, natural gas remains very competitive with other forms of heating fuels, including propane, oil and electricity. 



 Vermont Gas has the following resources to help manage your bill:

See ideas for saving energy
- and a description of our residential energy efficiency programs.

 Other resources to help manage your energy costs include:

Free Home Energy Audit: offered to qualified customers through our energy efficiency program.

Budget Billing: ensures a predictable monthly bill (no cold weather spikes).

Online Account Access & Bill Payment: check your payments or pay your bill 24/7.

Financial Assistance: available for income qualified customers.

Equipment Inspections: make sure your system is operating efficiently with an inspection.

Please call us at (802) 863-4511 if you have any questions or would like to learn more about these options.