Long Beach Residents to Pay Lowest Natural Gas Bills Statewide
Up to 36% less than other California natural gas utilities
LONG BEACH, CALIF. (Nov. 6, 2023) — Long Beach Utilities’ customers will pay the lowest average natural gas bills in California for the month of November after proactive price protections negotiated by Long Beach Utilities take effect.
“Long Beach Utilities became a combined utility during record-setting high natural gas bills last winter. Job number one was to stabilize and protect pricing for our community moving forward,” said Chris Garner, General Manager. “Our Board took immediate action. The direction they gave is directly resulting in monetary savings to working families and businesses in Long Beach this winter.”
The new contracts provide residential customers of Long Beach Utilities with price protection for the next three winters, greater protection than provided to other residential natural gas customers in California.
Natural gas bills for the average Long Beach single-family home for November will be, on average, 16% less than bills paid by natural gas customers in the Los Angeles/Orange County region and as much as 36% lower than some parts of Southern California. The average November bill for a family using 30 therms of natural gas is set to be $47.37 compared to the average bill for SoCalGas of $56.48. Long Beach residents were paying $54.17 for the same usage in 2022.
Recently adopted contracts negotiated by Long Beach Utilities lock in natural gas pricing at a cost on par with prices paid in 2021. Without these contracts, market volatility could lead to record-high natural gas prices, as was the case last winter.
For more information on natural gas prices, assistance programs, and helpful tools to estimate your bill, visit longbeach.gov/energyresources. For questions or concerns, call (562) 570-5700.