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Transportation Services

Transportation Services

Transportation Services
Information for end-use customers in Arkansas

CenterPoint Energy's Transportation Services provides qualifying large-volume end-use commercial and industrial natural gas customers on CenterPoint Energy's distribution system with access to competitive natural gas suppliers. When not using Transportation Services, an end-use customer pays the regulated rate of the natural gas supply used by CenterPoint Energy to serve its sales customers.

Transportation Services provides the end-use customer with the freedom to select the supplier and pricing structure best able to meet their supply needs and rate expectations. It is important to note that a qualified end-use customer is not required to use Transportation Services. For those end-use customers who decline this choice, CenterPoint Energy will continue to provide safe, reliable natural gas sales service to a customer's facility.

Natural Gas Delivery

Suppliers coordinate with CenterPoint Energy on the delivery of the appropriate amounts of natural gas into the CenterPoint Energy distribution system, and CenterPoint Energy transports the natural gas to the end-use customer’s meter. A participating end-use customer can either pay their bill directly to CenterPoint Energy or can have their bill forwarded to their supplier who will then bundle the supply, upstream pipeline, and distribution charges into one bill.

Qualifying for Transportation Services in Arkansas

To qualify for Transportation Services in Arkansas, an end-use customer must consume an average of at least 10 MMBtu per day on an annual basis. The end-use customer enters into three separate contracts for distribution service, supply, and upstream pipeline capacity for a minimum term of one year. 

Arkansas Rate Schedules:

SCS-1 (10-99 MMBtu per day)
Customer Charge $13.00
Transportation Administration Fee $350.00
First 150 MMBtu $1.49368 per MMBtu
Next 1,350 MMBtu $1.12973 per MMBtu
Over 1,500 MMBtu $0.48431 per MMBtu
LCS-1 (Over 100 MMBtu per day)
Customer Charge $290.00
Transportation Administration Fee $350.00
First 400 Demand CD MMBtu $6.17300 per MMBtu
Over 400 Demand CD MMBtu $0.95380 per MMBtu
All Volumetric MMBtu $0.02860 per MMBtu

Getting Started in Arkansas

A new transportation contract must be signed and submitted by the customer to CenterPoint Energy at least 30 days prior to the anticipated start date of transportation service. All renewals or changes in service must be submitted at least 60 days prior to the anticipated renewal or change date.

A new agency agreement must be signed and submitted by the customer and supplier at least five business days prior to the anticipated start date of service by the supplier.

Additional information and required documents can be found under "Useful Information." For more information, contact TransportationServices@CenterPointEnergy.com.

Transportation Services in Arkansas

Transportation Services in Arkansas

For information on Transportation Services in other parts of CenterPoint Energy's service area, please select from regions listed at top left.

 USEFUL INFORMATION