Retail Unbundling - South Carolina

Status: The state has no unbundled services for residential customers.

Overview: South Carolina currently has no laws or pilot programs for unbundling natural gas services in the state. Legislation (Act No. 175) passed in 2004 restructured the state’s public service commission (PSC) and transferred some of its functions to a new office of regulatory staff. The PSC will hear cases involving regulated companies and the office of regulatory staff will represent the public before the PSC and assume responsibility for regulation of the state’s utility companies.

EIA State Data: In 2003, South Carolina had 516,362 residential and 55,909 commercial customers who consumed 20 and 22 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 $11.02 and $9.60 per thousand cubic feet, respectively.


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File last modified: 01/31/2005