|Status: The State has no unbundled services
for residential customers. |
|Overview: No retail unbundling programs are
available at this time for residential gas customers in Rhode Island. In
2000, New England Gas Company became the sole local distribution company
in the State, with the acquisitions of the former Providence Energy
Corporation, Valley Resources, Inc. and Subsidiaries, and Fall River Gas
Company. The company offers supplier choice to business customers in Rhode
Island using at least 500 thousand cubic feet (Mcf) per year (which
includes some restaurants and laundromats). The company does offer
unbundled service to its residential customers in Massachusetts.
|EIA State Data: In 2005, Rhode Island had 224,320 residential and 23,082 commercial customers. They consumed 19 and 11 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 $14.79 and $13.32 per thousand cubic feet, respectively.