Retail Unbundling - Florida

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

Overview: Natural gas service in the state is provided by 8 regulated utilities and 50 unregulated municipalities. All 8 utilities provide transportation services to large customers but not to residential users. On February 15, 2000, the Florida Public Service Commission adopted rules that extend customer choice to all nonresidential users of natural gas in the state regardless of volume. This gives small businesses in Florida the same option that was previously available only to large industrial and commercial customers.

EIA State Data: In 2000, Florida had 571,972 residential and 50,888 commercial customers, with commercial customers consuming nearly three times as much gas as the residential: 48 billion cubic feet versus 15 billion cubic feet. The average prices paid for natural gas purchased from local distribution companies by residential and commercial customers were $12.93 and $7.71 per thousand cubic feet, respectively. The average city gate price in Florida was $5.10 per thousand cubic feet.

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File Last modified: 06/14/2002