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Record-low cost for nat gas in March

Precaud
Precaud Member Posts: 370
I just got my nat gas bill for March, and was shocked to see the cost of gas per therm was 10 cents! A dime for 100k btus. I've never before seen it that cheap.

Also for the first time in my experience, the cost of distribution and transmission (getting it to your home) was more than the cost of gas, by a factor of nearly two in this case.

Are you seeing the same in your area? I assume so.
1950's Bryant boiler in a 1-pipe steam system at 7,000 ft in northern NM, where basements are rare.

Comments

  • Precaud
    Precaud Member Posts: 370
    And even lower for April; 3.3 cents per therm !! It's practically a giveaway.
    1950's Bryant boiler in a 1-pipe steam system at 7,000 ft in northern NM, where basements are rare.
  • $1.37 here. I'm moving to Nevada.
    8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hour

    Two btu per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,918
    Fuel oil in our area is way down, too -- about half what it was a year ago.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • jumper
    jumper Member Posts: 2,208
    Both NG & electricity distribution& delivery are not going to become less expensive. So maybe energy will become too insignificant to meter?
    Precaud
  • Jamie Hall
    Jamie Hall Member Posts: 22,918
    Electric rates did not drop in our area.
    Br. Jamie, osb
    Building superintendent/caretaker, 7200 sq. ft. historic house museum with dependencies in New England
  • Precaud
    Precaud Member Posts: 370
    Nor here. NM's two largest generation sources are coal and nuclear, respectively. Gas and solar still quite small in comparison. A sad truth for the Land of The Sun.
    1950's Bryant boiler in a 1-pipe steam system at 7,000 ft in northern NM, where basements are rare.