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What goes into a gas bill

Peoples Gas explains its monthly charges are made up of several charges, some of which are a flat rate and some of which are charged by volume, meaning based on how much natural gas is used:

Customer charge (flat rate) $22.06*

Distribution (by volume) 25.96 cents a therm first 50 therms

11.8 cents a therm over 50 therms

Storage charge (by volume) 4.1 cents a therm

Gas charge (by volume) 41.2 cents a therm**

*Rate for customers who buy their gas from Peoples, rather than an alternative supplier

**November rate. Peoples passes along the price of gas at cost.

Source:Peoples Gas



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