​​​​Gas Pricing Options

Manage risk with pricing programs

Managing energy costs in today�s energy climate can be challenging. That�s why CenterPoint Energy wants to inform you of special gas pricing options that can help you plan for and manage your risk exposure. The information will help you choose the pricing program that best meets your operation�s unique needs so you can have better control over your future natural gas prices.

Standard sales service

  • Reasonable, market-driven rates
  • Convenient, hassle-free service

CenterPoint Energy works hard to ensure you have safe, reliable natural gas service at the lowest reasonable cost. With standard sales service, you receive delivery of your natural gas commodity directly from us as your utility company. We pass our supplier cost for natural gas directly on to you with no price mark-up. Natural gas prices fluctuate with the economics of supply and demand and can be difficult to predict. Howev​er, historically your energy costs with CenterPoint Energy have been among the lowest in the nation.​

Transportation service

  • Managed commodity prices
  • Convenient, reliable delivery

Transportation service allows you to purchase your natural gas from a third party marketer for the short- or long-term. You can shop for the lowest price and purchase your gas at daily spot market or monthly prices. CenterPoint Energy will deliver it to your facility through our service lines.   â€‹

Fixed price programs* ​

  • Complete price control
  • Guaranteed pricing
  • Accurate budgeting

​Many third party marketers offer a fixed price option that can provide you with greater certainty. Fixed price programs can help you avoid gas price fluctuations, allowing you to lock in natural gas prices for all or just a portion of your total natural gas load for a particular period of time. This way, you continue to pay a set price for a self-selected timeframe. The purpose of these programs is to provide you with gas cost protection; there is no guarantee of savings.​​

*CenterPoint Energy does not offer a price certainty program for large business customers. This type of program is offered by third party marketers.