Small Nonresidential Gas

Typical Natural Gas Bill Data for Small Nonresidential NYSEG Customers

Interested in what comprises a typical small nonresidential natural gas bill? The graphs below compare average monthly natural gas bills over the last 10 years for small nonresidential customers who purchased their natural gas supply from NYSEG.

Monthly Small Commercial and Industrial Natural Gas Costs

Based on average use of 4,000 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.

  • Revenue Decoupling Mechanism (RDM), 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.

  • 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.

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

  • 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 January 2010.
  • New York State Assessment, a special state assessment for the state's general fund. This charge was added in July 2009 and will continue through June 2014.

Want to learn more?

View a 10-year comparison for NYSEG small nonresidential electricity supply customers here.