Georgia natural gas guide

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Georgia natural gas guide
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Which company has the best natural gas rate for you this month? Our monthly update on natural gas rates in Georgia can help you decide…

Here are the low-cost leaders for fixed rate natural gas plans

There are actually two low-cost price leaders this month for fixed rates, according to the Georgia Public Service Commission (GA PSC). They are XOOM Energy and True Natural Gas.

For a one-year plan, XOOM and True are advertising .469 cents/therm and .459 cents/therm, respectively. After you add in the junk fees, XOOM’s quote becomes $1.06/therm and True comes in at $1.05/therm.

GA PSC estimates the average customer using 717 therms over 12 months will pay $758.80 with XOOM and $752.83 with True Natural Gas.

Money expert Clark Howard likes fixed-rate plans for homeowners. With fixed-rate plans, the price per therm is fixed each month for a year or more.

Having a fixed-rate plan means that if natural gas takes a sudden jump in price, you won’t pay more per therm. It’s insurance against sudden spikes in commodity prices. But on the flipside, if natural gas prices suddenly drop, you unfortunately won’t get the benefit of lower prices, either.

Here’s a closer look at the Top 5 marketer offers this month.

Note: All numbers are direct from the GA PSC’s July 2018 pricing chart.

July 2018 pricing chart for fixed-rate plans

Marketer Advertised rate Monthly service charge Typical monthly bill*
True Natural Gas .459 cents/therm $3.45-$5.95 $33.87
XOOM Energy .469 cents/therm $5.85 $33.93
Constellation .469 cents/therm $5.95 $34.03
Walton EMC .575 cents/therm $5.75 $35.52
SCANA .569 cents/therm $6.95 $36.63

* Based on 16 therms used

SCANA has special natural gas rates for U.S. military

SCANA is continuing its special offer for all U.S. military. They’re giving a discount on their advertised rate to all active, reserved, retired, disabled and veteran U.S. military service members or their spouses/partners with valid military identification.

Current military customers who are already with SCANA can get the discounted rate without paying an exit fee. They’re also offering up to $100 in bill credits, and they will make a donation to the USO for each new customer. Call SCANA at 1-877-467-2262 for further details about this offer.

Want to know how to switch your natural gas provider? See our simple step-by-step guide here.

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