Who Can Switch
Most residents of Pennsylvania have the power to choose their natural gas supplier; however, competitive offers may not be available in all areas.
What You Are Actually Switching
When you switch natural gas suppliers, you are changing the company that supplies the actual gas to your local gas lines. You are not switching to different physical gas lines.
The gas lines that run down your street and into your home are still owned and operated by your local natural gas distribution company (NGDC). The rates for that distribution service are regulated by the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission, but many Pennsylvania consumers can choose the company that provides the gas supply to their local NGDC’s lines.
Your choice can be based on price, services and incentives. Competitive offers from natural gas suppliers do not exist in all areas of Pennsylvania.
Regardless of whether you choose a new supplier, your NGDC will continue to provide your distribution service, make repairs to its delivery system and respond to emergencies.
The power to switch natural gas suppliers gives you greater control over your natural gas bill. For example, if you can get a lower rate from a competing supplier, you can switch over to its plan. Competitive offers may not be available in all areas.
It’s easy, safe and continual.
The components of your natural gas service
Various natural gas suppliers
This is what you are shopping for — a Gas Supplier.
Local natural gas distribution company
The local transportation system connects the supplier to the customer.
Shop for the best natural gas rate based on your needs.
Suppliers refers to the company that sells you your natural gas. Suppliers provide natural gas to customers through existing pipes of natural gas distribution companies. A supplier's unit price includes, but is not limited to, costs associated with the production and transmission of the natural gas.
Distribution refers to the Natural Gas Distribution Company (NGDC) delivering the natural gas to the customer. Through a network of underground pipelines, natural gas from wells is consolidated within the interstate transportation system and then delivered to the local NGDC, which distributes the gas to customers.
For further information, contact the Public Utility Commission:
PA Public Utility Commission Bureau of Consumer Services
P.O. Box 3265, Harrisburg, PA 17105-3265
For people with speech or hearing loss, dial 7-1-1 (Telecommunications Relay Service)
For a listing of Natural Gas Suppliers, please visit www.puc.pa.gov
To learn more about shopping for a naural gas supplier visit www.PAGasSwitch.com