Retail Unbundling - Arkansas

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

Overview: No retail unbundling program is being considered at this time by either the Arkansas Public Service Commission or the state legislature. Large-volume industrial and commercial consumers can purchase their own gas if they can show that they are near a pipeline.

EIA State Data: In 2000, Arkansas had 560,055 residential and 72,933 commercial customers who consumed 42 and 33 billion cubic feet (Bcf) of natural gas, respectively. The average prices paid for natural gas purchased from local distribution companies by residential and commercial customers were $7.43 and $5.41 per thousand cubic feet, respectively. The average city gate price in the state was $4.16 per thousand cubic feet. In 2000, ARKLA, a division of Reliant Energy, served more than 85 percent of the residential and commercial natural gas market in the state.

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File Last modified: 06/11/2002