Natural gas customers in Pennsylvania can now breathe a sigh of relief as UGI Utilities announced a decrease in purchased gas cost rates, effective from December 1. This reduction means that the average residential heating customer receiving gas from UGI will experience a 20.2% decrease in their monthly bill, lowering it from $116.76 to $93.17.
“UGI is delighted to pass on significant savings to our customers during the winter heating season,” states Paul Szykman, Chief Regulatory Officer at UGI. “We understand the importance of affordability, particularly when many families are grappling with the impact of inflation. By delivering energy safely, reliably, and affordably, natural gas continues to provide considerable value to homeowners and businesses.”
In accordance with regulations, utilities are required to pass on the cost of the natural gas they purchase directly to customers without any markup. However, UGI acknowledges that some customers may still face difficulties in paying their heating bills. To ease the burden, the company provides options such as budget billing and multiple payment methods through their online account center and app. Additionally, UGI offers an auto-pay program to facilitate convenient bill payments.
Recognizing that financial constraints can be challenging, Pennsylvania offers low-income assistance through the LIHEAP program. UGI encourages customers to also take initiative in conserving energy by making efficiency improvements in their homes. Valuable information regarding energy-saving tips and efficiency programs can be found on UGI’s website.
In conclusion, homeowners across Pennsylvania can now rejoice as UGI Utilities lowers natural gas costs, providing much-needed relief to customers during the winter months. With a commitment to affordability and energy efficiency, UGI continues to support customers in managing their heating bills effectively.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
1. How much will my natural gas bill decrease?
The average residential heating customer receiving gas from UGI can expect a 20.2% decrease in their monthly bill, reducing it from $116.76 to $93.17.
2. What payment options are available to assist in managing bill payments?
UGI provides various payment options, including budget billing, an online account center and app, and an auto-pay program.
3. What assistance programs are available for low-income households?
Pennsylvania offers low-income assistance through the LIHEAP program.
4. Where can I find energy-saving tips and efficiency programs?
Valuable information on energy-saving tips and efficiency programs can be found on UGI’s website at www.ugi.com/energy-saving-tips.