CenterPoint Energy
Commodity Price Lock
Lock natural gas commodity prices for future months
Commodity lock price Our Commodity Price Lock
service allows customers to
lock the natural gas commodity
price for a fixed monthly
volume and term. This service
can be combined with our
Basis Lock program for even
greater price certainty.

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What is Commodity Price Lock?

  • Locks the commodity portion of a customer’s price, which accounts for a majority of the total delivered price of natural gas
  • Individual prices by month or weighted average strip pricing for multi-month terms
  • Non-locked volumes billed according to Base Agreement
  • Terms up to three years

Why should I consider it?

  • Provides control over the largest and most volatile component of natural gas cost
  • An essential tool in price management strategy
  • Reduces exposure to unanticipated natural gas market price spikes
  • Helps manage energy expense budgets and brings predictability to energy costs
  • Multiple facilities in multiple geographic locations can be locked with one CES transaction
  • Can be combined with Basis Price Lock, resulting in even greater price certainty

How much will it cost?

  • All transaction fees are included in locked price
  • Commodity Price Lock plus standard delivery charges determine total City Gate price

What else do I get?

  • Can be added to existing CenterPoint Energy Services contracts
  • Personal attention from your CenterPoint Energy Services account manager
  • Ready access to detailed natural gas market information
  • Simple, easily understood invoicing and multiple facilities can be billed on a single invoice
  • Security of doing business with a solid, experienced, national energy company

Download the Commodity Price Lock fact sheet (PDF)