Typical Residential Natural Gas Bill Amount

Interested in what comprises a typical residential natural gas bill? The graphs below compare average monthly natural gas bills over the last ten years for residential customers who purchased their natural gas supply from NYSEG.

Monthly Residential Natural Gas Costs

Based on average use of 1,000 therms per year

The data in the above chart is based on average usage for a typical customer. 
Individual bills will vary depending on specific usage.

Some additional information about the average cost data:

Delivery charge: What you pay NYSEG to transport natural gas to your home or business, including the:

  • Revenue Decoupling Mechanism, a charge or credit on your bill that reflects the difference between forecast and actual delivery service revenues by service classification to encourage the promotion of energy efficiency and renewable technologies.

Supply charge: What you pay for the natural gas purchased for you by NYSEG. NYSEG makes no profit on your natural gas supply costs. The Supply charge also includes a Merchant Function charge, which represents the administrative cost for NYSEG to obtain natural gas supply on their customers' behalf.

Transition charge: This charge reflects the costs of making the natural gas industry more competitive and includes other associated credits and or charges.

Surcharges: What you pay in state mandated charges, including the:

  • Taxes: Includes the collection of Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) imposed by New York State and/or some local municipalities, where applicable.
  • System Benefits Charge (SBC), which is used to fund initiatives focused on reducing natural gas use in New York. This charge was added in October 2008.
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