COLUMBIANA NEWS

Gas Aggregation Program Supplier Selected for City of Columbiana Residents

UPDATE | September 12, 2022

The City of Columbiana has entered into an agreement with IGS (Interstate Gas Supply) for the Natural Gas Aggregation Program for the City of Columbiana Residents.

The default fixed price to City of Columbiana Natural Gas Aggregation Program Customers for the utility billing cycles beginning December 2022 through March 2023 shall be calculated by adding to the applicable NYMEX final monthly settlement an amount equal to $.15/CCF.

For the utility billing cycles beginning April 2023 through November 2024 the default fixed price to City of Columbiana Natural Gas Aggregation Program Customers shall be $.809 per CCF.

If customers choose to not participate in the aggregation program, Columbia Gas will provide your gas supply along with its typical regulated distribution obligations.

For reference, the default standard choice offer through March 2023 provided by your regulated utility, Columbia Gas of Ohio, is the NYMEX monthly final settlement + a fixed basis adder of  $0.165 per CCF.  So customers choosing the City of Columbiana Gas Aggregation Program  will see a savings of $.015 per CCF for the billing cycles December 2022 through March 2023.

Enrollment letters will be mailed to residents who are not in a current contract and you will be placed into the new City Gas Aggregation Program. As always though, you will have the option to opt-out if you chose to do so. If you are in a current contract with another supplier you have the option to opt-in to the City Gas Aggregation Program at any time once you are out of your current contract.

If you have any questions please contact City Hall at 330-482-2173 option 6.

 

UPDATE | August 2, 2022

Our gas aggregation program negotiators are continuing to monitor the natural gas market prices daily. They are advising to continue holding off for the time being and quickly mobilize for a new price lock/signing date when the market offers some worthwhile downside on pricing.

When a new rate/contract is locked in all city residents, who are not in a current contract, will be placed into the new City gas aggregation program. As always though, you will have the option to opt-out if you chose to do so.

We will continue to post updates here as it becomes available or you may contact City Hall at 330-482-2173 option 6.

 

UPDATE | May 20, 2022

Discussions were held on May 19, 2022 with the gas aggregation program participating communities and the negotiators.

They are continuing to  monitor the market to find a new supplier and fixed rate offer to serve the program.

We will continue to post updates here as it becomes available or you may contact City Hall at 330-482-2173 option 6.

 

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The City of Columbiana is aware that our gas supplier, Volunteer Energy, has filed bankruptcy. You may receive a letter from Columbia Gas indicating that you will be put back to a default supplier determined by Columbia Gas.

Your Service will not be interrupted.

We are monitoring the situation closely. The hearing that was to be held on April 5th was postponed to April 7th. We have not heard any results yet.

Please check back here, for more information, as it becomes available.