Retail Unbundling - Alabama

Status: The state has no unbundled service programs for residential customers.

Overview: There is no action pending in the Alabama State Legislature or the Public Service Commission (PSC) regarding residential natural gas unbundling. The PSC staff is monitoring the natural gas unbundling activities and results of neighboring states. Industrial and commercial customers can contract directly for their gas or use the utility as an agent. These contracts are approved by the PSC as special contracts.

EIA State Data: In 2000, Alabama had 786,308 residential and 65,038 commercial customers who consumed 46 and 25 billion cubic feet of natural gas, respectively. The average prices paid for natural gas purchased from local distribution companies by residential and commercial customers were $9.22 and $7.68 per thousand cubic feet, respectively. The average city gate price in the state was $4.50 per thousand cubic feet.

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File Last modified: 06/11/2002