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Natural Gas Residential Choice Programs
Released: March 31, 2008
Next Release: April 2009
Status of Natural Gas Residential Choice Programs
by State as of December 2007
(Click on a State or its abbreviation for more information about that State. )
See U.S. Summary for 2007 Highlights
Nevada California Oregon Washington Idaho Montana Wyoming Utah Arizona Colorado New Mexico Texas Oklahoma Kansas Nebraska South Dakota North Dakota Minnesota Iowa Missiouri Arkansas Louisiana Wisconsin Illinois Michigan Indiana Ohio Kentucky Tennessee Mississippi Alabama New York Pennsylvania West Virginia Virginia North Carolina Georgia South Carolina Flordia Maryland Delaware New Jersey Connecticut Rhode Island Vermont New Hampshire Maine Vermont New Hampshire Massachusetts Rhode Island Connecticut New Jeersey Delaware Maryland District of Columbia Massachusetts Alaska Hawaii Michigan United States Status of Natural Gas Residential Choice Programs by State. If you need assistance viewing this page, please call (202) 586-8800.  

This site provides an overview of the status of natural gas industry restructuring in each State, focusing on the residential customer class. Retail unbundling, or restructuring, is the division of those services required to supply natural gas to consumers into various components that can then be separately purchased. With complete unbundling, consumers can choose their own gas supplier and the local distribution company continues to provide local transportation and distribution services. The various unbundling programs are often called "customer choice" programs. For simplification purposes, the term marketer is generally used on this site to refer to a variety of competitive retail residential natural gas suppliers.

The site also includes the Energy Information Administration’s most recent (2006) annual price and consumption data for the residential and commercial sectors in each State. When possible, these data are compared with information obtained from the State public utility commissions or local distribution companies to provide information on the level of participation in the customer choice programs. Details of regulatory and legislative actions are also included for many States.

Source: Energy Information Administration.

Ms. Barbara Mariner-Volpe
Phone: (202) 586-5878