This past winter heating season, average home energy bills were the lowest in a decade for Columbia Gas of Ohio customers, the NiSource subsidiary announced on March 1.
Serving approximately 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers, Columbia Gas of Ohio is the largest natural gas utility in the Buckeye State.
The company’s March 2016 Standard Choice Offer (SCO) price is $.30 per 100 cubic feet (Ccf) – down from $.42 per Ccf just 12 months ago. The average residential natural gas bill for the month is projected to be $75.07, marking a decrease of $24.36 from the March 2015 average projected bill of $99.43.
For the 2015-16 winter heating season – traditionally identified at November through March – the average residential bill was projected to be $395.23, an overall decrease of $122.81 from the 2014-2015 winter heating season bill of $518.04. It is nearly one-third of the record winter heating season bill of $1,062.59, set in winter of 2005-2006, the company stated.