Retail Unbundling - Missouri

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

Overview: No retail unbundling program for residential customers is being considered at this time by either the Missouri Public Service Commission or the state legislature. It has been discussed in the legislature, but nothing is currently in progress. Industrial and commercial customers have been able to receive unbundled service since 1986. The utilities still provide meter reading, billing, maintenance, and other ancillary services.

EIA State Data: In 2000, Missouri had 1,346,325 residential and 137,129 commercial customers who consumed 115 and 63 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 $7.85 and $6.92 per thousand cubic feet, respectively. The average city gate price in the state was $4.96 per thousand cubic feet.

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File last modified: 06/19/2002