Retail Unbundling - Arizona

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

Overview: No retail unbundling program for natural gas is actively being considered at this time by either the Arizona Corporation Commission or the state legislature. Only large-volume industrial and commercial customers have access to unbundled service.

EIA State Data: In 2000, Arizona had 846,016 residential and 54,056 commercial natural gas customers who consumed 35 and 32 billion cubic feet of natural gas, respectively. The average prices for natural gas purchased from local distribution companies (LDCs) by residential and commercial customers were $9.43 and $6.69 per thousand cubic feet, respectively. The average city gate price in Arizona was $4.82 per thousand cubic feet. In 2000, the two largest LDCs in the state, Southwest Gas Corporation, with 82 percent of the residential and 72 percent of the commercial business, and Citizens Utility of Arizona, with 11 percent of the residential and 18 percent of the commercial business, provided 32 billion cubic feet of natural gas to residential consumers and 29 billion cubic feet to commercial customers.

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File Last modified: 06/14/2002