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We're experiencing intermittent issues with customers making payments and updating account balances after payment. We're sorry for any inconvenience & ask that you return later to complete your transaction.

We're experiencing intermittent issues with customers making payments and updating account balances after payment. We're sorry for any inconvenience & ask that you return later to complete your transaction.

We're experiencing intermittent issues with customers making payments and updating account balances after payment. We're sorry for any inconvenience & ask that you return later to complete your transaction.

We're experiencing intermittent issues with customers making payments and updating account balances after payment. We're sorry for any inconvenience & ask that you return later to complete your transaction.

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As of: 4:59 PM, 2/26/24

How Natural Gas Rates Are Set

Residential Natural Gas Charges


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

  • Gas Cost Recovery: The cost of the natural gas itself. This is measured in thousand cubic feet (Mcf). This cost is 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. Summer is when prices are low and we store it underground until you need it.
  • Distribution: These charges include operation and maintenance expenses for pipelines as well as storage of natural gas.
  • Customer:These charges include billing and metering which are necessary to serve our customers. This is a fixed charge that is assessed every month.

The current price that we pay for natural gas and pass along without a markup is below. You can also see an 18-month review of the Gas Cost Recovery charges.

Gas Cost Recovery Charges


  Price/Mcf - Gas Cost Recovery
March 2024 $2.7322
February 2024 $2.9527
January 2024 $3.0461
December 2023 $3.4920
November 2023 $3.5123
October 2023 $3.4549
September 2023 $3.5063
August 2023 $3.5044
July 2023 $3.3767
June 2023 $3.4158
May 2023 $3.5409
April 2023 $4.0680
March 2023 $5.5408
February 2023 $5.6620
January 2023 $6.2637
December 2022 $6.4167
November 2022 $6.7714
October 2022 $7.4345
September 2022 $6.1818
August 2022 $5.6854

Michigan Energy Rates


We work to provide reliable, safe and economical energy. As a result of this, we 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. We are always looking for ways to reduce your costs by:

  • Buying natural gas during the summer. This is when it usually costs less, and we'll store it in our underground fields throughout Michigan.
  • 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.
  • We have a robust line-clearing maintenance program that 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 bring back service as fast as possible in cases of severe storms when 180,000 customers or more lose power.

Interested in Changing Back to Consumers Energy for Natural Gas?

How to Switch Back