Retail Unbundling - Washington

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 Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission or the state legislature. Unbundled service is available to large-volume commercial and industrial customers, which include hospitals and large schools.

EIA State Data: In 2001, Washington had 841,617 residential and 84,628 commercial customers. They consumed 84 and 57 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 $9.79 and $8.62 per thousand cubic feet, respectively. The average city gate price in the state was $5.31 per thousand cubic feet.

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File last modified: 01/31/2003