Retail Unbundling - Alaska

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 Alaska Public Utilities Commission or the state legislature. Only commercial and industrial customers are able to purchase gas directly and have it transported by utilities.

EIA State Data: In 2001, Alaska had 93,896 residential and 14,002 commercial customers who consumed 17 and 16 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 $4.23 and $3.16 per thousand cubic feet, respectively. The average city gate price in the state was $2.32 per thousand cubic feet.

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File Last modified: 01/31/2003