Effective November 1, 2018
|Monthly customer charge
Additional components of your gas bill
|Volumetric service fee
|Cost of gas fee
||$/ccf - varies each month
|IRA 2014 surcharge
|IRA 2015 surcharge
|IRA 2016 surcharge
*ccf = a measurement of natural gas volume that is equivalent to 100 cubic feet of gas
**IRA = interim rate adjustment
From December through February usage months, we use a weather normalization factor that can make the volumetric service fee go up or down.
We are currently assessing IRA surcharges as an increase in the monthly customer charge. The purpose of IRA surcharges is to recover incremental costs related to the capital investments the company has made in its natural gas distribution system for the years listed. Those costs are incremental to and not included in the rates in effect for unincorporated areas in the EPCOR distribution area.
These surcharges will appear on your bill until we apply for a full rate review before the Railroad Commission of Texas. This typically occurs every 5-6 years. The last rate review was in 2012.
Along with the regular monthly charges listed above, you will see the following annual surcharges on your bill:
- Ad valorem tax - typically assessed at the beginning of each year (per ccf)
- Pipeline safety surcharge - assessed each year on a per customer basis
- State franchise tax - assessed each year (per ccf)