At Summit Natural Gas, we understand just how important it is to give our valued customers, the best possible prices. That is why we ensure our prices are stable, giving the families and communities we serve, the peace of mind they need. Unlike oil and propane, which are very likely to have varying prices, our prices are pre-approved by state regulators.
The following Standard Distribution Rates apply to the municipalities of Richmond, Gardiner, Farmingdale, Hallowell, Augusta, Sidney, Belgrade, Oakland, Fairfield, Waterville, Skowhegan, Norridgewock, Madison, China, Albion, Windsor, Winslow, Randolph, Cumberland, Falmouth and Yarmouth. If Summit receives requests for service, or otherwise intends to provide service, outside of these municipalities, Summit may: (1) file a proposal with the MPUC for rates that would apply to that service or (2) provide service pursuant to the rates and terms below. SNG Maine has no obligation to provide service pursuant to the rates and terms of its Rate Plan to any customer outside of the municipalities listed in this paragraph. These rates are subject to annual adjustment, in accordance with the company’s MPUC-approved Rate Plan.
Summit’s current Standard Distribution Rates are as follows:
|RATE CLASS||DISTRIBUTION RATES||COMMODITY RATES (CGA)||UNITS||MONTHLY CHARGE|
|Small Commercial (consumption less than 1500 Dth)||$0.904||$0.678||Therms||$37.58|
|Large Commercial (consumption of 1500 Dth or more)||$0.665||$0.678||Therms||$324.66|
|Firm Transportation||Rate to be determined by Special Rate Agreement|
|Interruptible Transportation||Rate to be determined by Special Rate Agreement|
As a regulated utility, all our rates are set by the Maine Public Utilities Commission (Commission) through a formal and comprehensive review and approval process.
Every day we provide safe and reliable natural gas to thousands of Mainers for home heating, hot water, cooking and more. To do that, we must maintain and invest in more than 300 miles of pipeline while continuing to provide the quality customer service you’ve come to expect from your local natural gas utility company.
A rate case is a transparent process with the Commission that includes ample opportunity for public input and participation along the way. Through the proceeding, the Commission reviews our operations, financial statements, forecasts and additional information to ultimately determine how much it costs us to serve our customers and how much we need to charge customers to cover these costs.