Ohio Service Area map 

​The information contained on this page applies to gas transportation customers in o​​ur Ohio region.

Through CenterPoint Energy's Gas Transportation Service, approved pool operators in our Ohio territory shall deliver gas supplies needed to satisfy the usage requirements of pool customers in accordance with the applicable program guidelines and rate schedules. Make a selection below to use a variety of resources regarding gas transportation agreements, procedures and more.​​​

Questions?
  • For questions regarding nominations and balancing, contact:
    Dana Myers, Manager of Transportation | 812-491-5286

  • For questions regarding program information, contact: 
    TJ Noland, Contracts Manager | 713-207-4322

Large gas transportation

Policies & procedures
  • Non-residential customers with annual usage greater than or equal to 25,000 therms may participate(see Rate 345Rate 360 and Rate 370.) A customer that returns to general sales from transport rate must remain on general sales for no less than 12 months.
  • Customer are responsible for obtaining an agreement with the gas transportation supplier and are subject to the nomination and balancing provisions in Sheet 51 of tariff.
  • Pooling Service is described in Rate 380​ of tariff. Pooling Service is an optional service applicable to any Gas Supplier and any Transportation Customer under an eligible rate that designates a Pool Operator to manage its gas supply as part of an aggregated Customer Pool.

Agency agreements
Customers wishing to elect an Agent (Gas Supplier) to manage their gas needs must submit an Agency Agreement. The Agency Agreement as seen below must be completed in its entirety, including the customer's authorized signature, no later than 10 business days prior to the first of the month to which the agreement shall be effective. If you are requesting multiple accounts under one customer, please also fill out the multiple accounts spreadsheet below and attach along with the agency agreement. Agency Agreements may only be submitted to the Company by the customer, and must be emailed to gastransportationbilling@centerpointenergy.com. For information on approved suppliers for your area click here.​

Nominations
Nominations must be entered by 11:30 AM CST on the CenterPoint Energy Extranet prior to gas day. Nominations for Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays must be entered on the preceding Friday at or before 11:30 CST. A percentage of gas quantities received by Company shall be retained by Company to compensate for unaccounted for gas as described in Sheet 54 of the tariff. When submitting an intraday nomination, change the status from timely to other.

City gate allocations
Deliveries will need to be scheduled within the allotted percentages posted on the Marketer Extranet. New city gate allocations are posted each year, typically in late September, for the upcoming 12 months of November through October. See VEDO city gate allocations.

Account drop
Marketers must notify Operations@centerpointenergy.com of any customer drops at least 10 business days prior to the end of the month.

New supplier registration
All new Transportation Pool Operators must be approved. To start the approval process, please complete the Registration Form & Credit Application and provide your company's most recent financial information as described on page 4 and a Nondisclosure Form. View pooling agreement and program overview for details.

Standard Choice Offer (SCO)

Policies & procedures
  • Non-residential customers with annual usage less than 50,000 Ccfs may participate in Standard Choice Offer (SCO). This service is applicable to any SCO Supplier delivering firm gas supplies to Company's Operational Systems for Customers receiving SCO or DSS Service under Rates 310, 311, 320, 321.
  • Pooling Service is described in Rate 396 of tariff. Pooling Service is an optional service applicable to any Gas Supplier and any Transportation Customer under an eligible rate that designates a Pool Operator to manage its gas supply as part of an aggregated Customer Pool.
  • SCO Suppliers are subject to the nomination and balancing provisions in Sheet 56 of tariff.​

SCO registration
All Suppliers interested in Ohio's SCO Program must participate in the annual SCO Auction. Please see "Auction Materials" for more information on how to become an approved SCO Supplier. Suppliers are responsible for sending and receiving VEDO files from an FTP site, encrypting/decrypting using PGP and providing an internal system (or use 3rd party vendor) to manage data. Once SCO Auction results are approved, the winning SCO Auction bidders must complete EDI testing no later than the date indicated on the VEDO SCO Auction timeline. View file standards.

Nominations
Nominations must be entered by 11:30 AM CST on the CenterPoint Energy Extranet prior to gas day. Nominations for Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays must be entered on the preceding Friday at or before 11:30 CST. A percentage of gas quantities received by Company shall be retained by Company to compensate for unaccounted for gas as described in Sheet 54 of the tariff. When submitting an intraday nomination, change the status from timely to other.

City gate allocations
Deliveries will need to be scheduled within the established percentages based on heating degree days and posted on the daily DDQ's. New city gate allocations are posted each year, typically in l ate September, for the upcoming 12 months of November through October. See SCO-Choice city gate allocations.

DDQ compliance
SCO Suppliers will need to deliver the daily demand quantity as prescribed daily by CenterPoint Energy on its Marketer Extranet. By 10:00 a.m. (CST) Company will post on its Marketer Extranet, SCO Suppliers DDQ by Pool for the gas day beginning 9:00 CST the following day and will be posted Friday morning for Saturday, Sunday and Monday. See Rate 396 for related DDQ non-compliance penalties. Sheet 52​​ of the tariff describes Nomination and Balancing for SCO Pools.

Auction materials
Suppliers interested in participating in SCO Supplier Service must become a winning bidder in CenterPoint Energy's SCO Auction. Please refer to the Auction Timeline below to find the established deadlines for all required document which are also listed below.

  • SCO-Choice Connectivity Profile
  • SCO-Choice Business Practices
  • SCO Tri Party Capacity Release Agreement
  • SCO Supplier Agreement
  • SCO Storage Inventory Requirements
  • SCO Choice Capacity Portfolio April 2024 - March 2025
  • SCO Choice TCO Storage Min-Max Table
  • SCO Auction Timeline
  • 2023-2024 Peak Design Day
  • SCO Supplier Application
  • SCO Auction Rules April 2024 - March 2025
  • SCO Acknowledgement Agreement
  • SCO Supplier Education Training - PDF
  • Estimated Volumes April 2024 - March 2025
  • SCO Demand Charges per Tranche April 2024 - March 2025
  • SCO Estimated Monthly Demands April 2024 - March 2025
  • SCO PeakDay Demand and Capacity Portfolio April 2024 - March 2025
  • SCO Auction April 2024 - March 2025 Summary of Peak Day Design

 
 
 

Additional Information

The Standard annual BTU is fixed at 1.070 from September 1, 2019 until changed by the PUCO Commission in Ohio's next general base rate case.

Ohio BTU​
Month BTU ECF
Jun '24 1.0720 1.0019
May '24 1.0737 1.0035
Apr '24 1.0726 1.0024
Mar '24 1.0720 1.0019
Feb '24 1.0730 1.0028
Jan '24 1.0737 1.0035
Dec '23 1.0767 1.0063
Nov '23 1.0705 1.0005
Oct '23 1.0727 1.0025
Sep '23 1.0692 0.9993
Aug '23 1.0684 0.9985
Jul '23 1.0711 1.0010​



New Suppliers

All new suppliers and pool operators must be approved. To start the approval process, you will need to complete and submit the following documents: