CenterPoint Energy

Natural Gas Prices And Your Budget
Billing options and energy conservation tips
Billing options and energy conservation tips

Natural gas prices have remained low over the past years due to the U.S. recession, lower demand, and a surplus in production. Prices for natural gas are forecasted to remain low through the summer months. Currently, natural gas pricing is at its lowest level in more than six years.

Helpful billing options

  • Budget Plan spreads energy bills evenly throughout the year.
  • The Gas Affordability Program helps low-income customers pay their natural gas bills by limiting the amount a household pays for monthly natural gas charges and helping customers retire past-due balances more quickly.
  • Payment arrangements or assistance are other alternatives. Contact us immediately if you have trouble paying your natural gas bill. We will help you develop a payment plan and connect you with agencies that provide financial assistance. We will also inform you about your rights and responsibilities under the Cold Weather Rule, which ensures natural gas service in the winter if you make a payment arrangement.

Energy conservation tips

  • Request a low-cost Home Energy Audit to learn how to reduce energy use and lower energy bills. You may receive free weatherization materials.
  • Visit Managing Energy Costs to learn ways to save energy, cut costs and stay comfortable.
  • Schedule an annual tune-up by a professional to help ensure your heating system and other gas appliances are operating safely and efficiently.


Budget plan