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Status by State as of December 2001

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Nevada California Oregon Washington Idaho Montana Wyoming Utah Arizona Colorado New Mexico Texas Oklahoma Kansas Nebraska South Dakota North Dakota Minnesota Iowa Missiouri Arkansas Louisiana Wisconsin Illinois Michigan Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Mississippi Alabama New York Pennsylvania West Virginia Virginia North Carolina Georgia South Carolina Flordia Maryland Delaware New Jersey Connecticut Rhode Island Vermont New Hampshire Maine Vermont New Hampshire Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut New Jeersey Delaware Maryland District of Columbia Massachusetts Alaska Hawaii Michigan United States Status of Natural Gas Residential Choice Programs by State. If you need assistance viewing this page, please call (202) 586-8800.  
Residential Natural Gas Restructuring Status   States
Statewide unbundling - 100 percent eligibility DC, NJ, NM, NY, PA, WV
Statewide unbundling - implementation phase CA, CO, GA, MD, MA, OHVA
Pilot programs/partial unbundling IL, IN, KY, MI, MT, NE, SD, WY
No unbundling - considering action IA, KS, ME, MN, NV, NH, OK, SC, TX, VT
No unbundling  AK, AL, AR, AZ, CT, FL, HI, ID, LA, MS, MO, NC, ND, OR, RI, TN, UT, WA
Pilot program discontinued DE, WI

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This site provides an overview of the status of natural gas industry restructuring in each state, focusing on the residential customer class. Retail unbundling, or restructuring, is the division of those services required to supply natural gas to consumers into various components that can then be separately purchased. With complete unbundling, consumers can choose their own gas supplier and the local distribution company continues to provide local transportation and distribution services. The various unbundling programs are often called "customer choice" programs.

The site also includes the Energy Information Administrationís most recent (2000) annual price and consumption data for the residential and commercial sectors and average city gate prices for each state. When possible, these data are compared with information obtained from the state public utility commissions or local distribution companies to provide information on the level of participation in the customer choice programs. Details of regulatory and legislative actions are also included for many states. More detailed information about the various state programs will be added at a later date.

Five states and the District of Columbia (D.C.) have had status changes since March 2000. Pennsylvania has allowed customer choice statewide since July 2000 and D.C. gave approval for a full-scale choice program in February 2001. Michigan and Virginia are in the process of implementing choice programs statewide after conducting pilot programs for several years. In contrast, Delaware and Wisconsin discontinued their pilot programs on October 31, 2001.

Source: Energy Information Administration.

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