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Though natural gas costs may change, CenterPoint Energy is always looking for ways to help our customers. In the past year, we have seen the prices we pay for goods and services rise and fall. The cost of energy is no different. CenterPoint Energy neither controls nor profits from the cost of natural gas. Although the cost of natural gas can shift, heating with energy-efficient natural gas heating systems is reliably cost-effective compared to heaters that are powered by heating oil, propane and electricity. Our responsibility to you will always remain the same. We remain committed to safely and reliably delivering your natural gas. 



Bar graph comparing natural gas, heating oil, propane, and electric. Natural gas being the lowest bar.

 

 

​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Understanding the Cost of Natural Gas

The price of natural gas is influenced by the market forces of supply and demand. The price that CenterPoint Energy pays is the same price you are charged, with no mark-up. Your bill also includes additional charges related to delivery, taxes and other costs.

The amount below is a combination of these lines on your natural gas bill (which are based on the volume of gas you use): Delivery charge, Decoupling adjustment, Gas Affordability Program (GAP), Feb 2021 Weather Event, and Cost of gas.

​ ​ Residential Natural Gas Prices​​ (per therm* of natural gas)

June 2024 ​May 2023 ​June 2023
​$0.81​$0.75
​$0.80

*Therm is the heating value of gas

The price of natural gas is influenced by the market forces of supply and demand. For more information about gas pricing check out the EIA website

Ways to manage your usage

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State and local payment assistance, CenterPoint Energy payment plans, and home weatherization may be available.



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