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Typical Natural Gas Bill Data for Large Nonresidential 
NYSEG Customers
Interested in what comprises a typical large nonresidential natural gas bill? The graphs below compare average monthly natural gas bills over the last ten years for large nonresidential customers who purchased their natural gas supply from NYSEG.
Monthly Large Commercial and Industrial Natural Gas Costs
Based on average use of 400,000 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 natural gas purchased for you. Customers represented in the above chart obtain their natural gas from a supplier other than NYSEG (also knows as an energy services company or ESCO). The supply costs shown are based on NYSEG’s supply costs and are for illustrative purposes only.
Transition charge:
This charge reflects the costs of making the natural gas industry more competitive and includes other associated credits and or charges.
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 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. 
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