We're currently experiencing system issues which may result in website slowness. We're sorry for any inconvenience and ask that you try again later today.

We're currently experiencing system issues which may result in website slowness. We're sorry for any inconvenience and ask that you try again later today.

We're currently experiencing system issues which may result in website slowness. We're sorry for any inconvenience and ask that you try again later today.

We're currently experiencing system issues which may result in website slowness. We're sorry for any inconvenience and ask that you try again later today.

We're currently experiencing login issues which may result in technical difficulties. We're sorry for any inconvenience and ask that you try again later today.

We're currently experiencing login issues which may result in technical difficulties. We're sorry for any inconvenience and ask that you try again later today.

Outage alert icon

As of: 8:25 AM, 12/9/22 Visit Outage Map

How Natural Gas Rates Are Set

Residential Natural Gas Charges


Your natural gas bill includes three primary charges.  Below is a description of each:

  • Gas Cost Recovery: The cost of the natural gas itself, which is measured in thousand cubic feet (Mcf). This is usually about 65% of your total bill and includes only what we pay for the natural gas.  We also help reduce the price you pay by purchasing most of the natural gas you need during the summer when prices are low and storing it underground until you need it.
  • Distribution: Charges include operation and maintenance expenses for pipelines and storage.
  • Customer: Charges include billing and metering that are necessary to serve our customers.  This is a fixed charge assessed per month.
The current price that we pay for natural gas and pass along without a markup, is available below along with an 18-month review of the Gas Cost Recovery charges.
 

Gas Cost Recovery Charges


  Price/Mcf - Gas Cost Recovery
December 2022 $6.4167
November 2022 $6.7714
October 2022 $7.4345
September 2022 $6.1818
August 2022 $5.6854
July 2022
 
$6.1818
June 2022 $6.1818
May 2022 $5.5199
April 2022 $4.5684
March 2022 $4.1573
February 2022 $3.6946
January 2022 $3.6867
December 2021 $4.1993
November 2021 $4.2833
October 2021 $3.8295
September 2021 $3.5676
August 2021 $3.3173
July 2021 $3.0093
June 2021 $2.9093
May 2021 $2.6818

Michigan Energy Rates


We work to provide reliable, safe and economical energy services and offer a variety of rate options to serve your unique needs. The electric and natural gas services we deliver are regulated by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).




Working Together to Keep Costs Down


Our Cost Controlling Efforts

We strive to provide you with the best product at the best price and are always looking for ways to reduce your costs by:

  • Buying natural gas during the summer when it generally costs less and store it in our underground fields throughout Michigan.
  • Reducing power plant fuel costs by increasing the use of lower-priced Western coal from Wyoming and Montana.
  • Recycling and minimizing waste to help reduce hazardous waste shipments and lower electric generation costs.
  • Providing recycling for more than 20 major types of waste.
  • Our robust line-clearing maintenance program reduces tree related outages and restoration costs.
  • Using a variety of electric generation facilities and running our most efficient units more often.
  • Working to get crews from other Midwest energy services to restore service as quickly as possible in cases of catastrophic storms (180,000 customers or more lose power).

Interested in Changing Back to Consumers Energy for Natural Gas?

LEARN MORE