Ohio Natural Gas Rates
There are several options for Ohio residents when it comes to selecting a natural gas supplier. Ohio is a market that is not regulated. This means that you are able to shop around to get a better price or plan that suits your needs.
One of the biggest ways to cut down on your natural gas bills is to choose a supplier with a fixed rate plan, which will prevent your rates from changing during the duration of the contract. You can also receive free weatherization services, product rebates, and other incentives from the state to reduce your energy bills.
Columbia Gas of Ohio: Located in Columbus, columbia gas is one of the largest local distribution companies that provides natural gas services to customers in Central Ohio. They provide a range of plans for customers to meet their specific energy needs and budgets. They provide free weatherization and safety inspections, as well as insulation and air sealing for families with low incomes.
Dominion Energy of Ohio: The third largest natural gas supplier in the nation, Dominion is also based in Columbus and serves many of the same markets as Columbia Gas. They offer a variety of electric and natural gas plans to suit your budget and needs as well as fixed-rate plans.
Direct Energy Direct Energy is a company that supplies natural electric and gas power to over four million customers in the United States and most parts of Canada. They were founded in Toronto but have their headquarters in Houston, Texas.
Duke Energy of Ohio: Another large Ohio energy and natural gas supplier, Duke Energy has a large distribution network that spans several states. They have been providing utility services for more than 150 years and have more than 7.8million customers in six states.
Energy Harbor Energy Harbor is another well-known name in the field that serves more than a million residents, public sector and business customers. They provide electricity in Ohio, Pennsylvania and Illinois and natural gas in West Virginia, Michigan, Indiana, Michigan, and Indiana.
Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio is part of the Center Point Energy family. This company has been in operation for more than 140 years. They provide service to customers in Central Ohio as well as Southeast Ohio and Western Ohio through a large natural gas and energy distribution network.
Using the PUCO’s “Apples to Apples” website, we compared the prices of some of the top Ohio natural gas companies. They compare market prices plus an additional retail price adjustment (RPA) to show you the true cost of their supply.
The RPA includes the cost of operations for a utility, maintenance, capital and other costs that are not directly connected to natural gas. This way, it can reflect the costs of doing business in a competitive energy market.
These adjustments are analyzed and approved by the Ohio Utilities Commission. GCAs are filed once every three months.
With all of the different companies that offer energy in the Ohio market it can be a bit confusing to figure out who will offer you the most competitive natural gas prices. It is best to compare the different suppliers side-by-side and make an informed decision about which natural gas supplier is best for your needs.