Interruptible Service Rates

Current Service Rates

Interruptible service offers qualified customers the opportunity for more attractive rates if the customer can operate equipment using either natural gas or an alternative fuel.

The number of customers to obtain service under an interruptible rate may be limited in order to maintain adequate and efficient supply for PGW's firm service customers.

A customer electing service under this rate must have and maintain complete and adequate standby non-natural gas energy (e.g., oil, propane, electric, steam) and equipment for alternate operation in the event of an interruption of gas service.

May 2017 Prices

Small (BPS-S)
Based on alternative fuel, No. 2 heating oil (effective 11-1-13 the BPS-S rate is calculated using the posted reseller tank car price); must contract for a minimum of 2,500 Mcf of natural gas per year 

$14.20

Large (BPS-L)
Based on alternative fuel, No. 2 heating oil.; must contract for a minimum of 5,000 Mcf of natural gas per year

$14.15

Heavy Oil (BPS-H)
Based on alternative fuel, No. 4 heating oil.; must contract for a minimum of 5,000 Mcf of natural gas per year; this customer must maintain complete and adequate standby of #4 oil and equipment for alternate operation in the event of an interruption of gas service

$14.10

For a more detailed overview of Boiler and Power Plant Service Rates, refer to the PGW Gas Service Tariff.

 

Gas Cooling Rate
PGW offers air conditioning riders with reduced rates during summer usage (May - September). The AC rider applies only during these months. Other months, the rider does not apply and the price is identical to the price of the underlying rate, e.g. BPS-L or GS.

A customer electing service under this rate must have and maintain complete and adequate standby non-natural gas energy (e.g., oil, propane, electric, steam) and equipment for alternate operation in the event of an interruption of gas service. The gas price for a customer serviced under this rate is based on alternative fuel, No. 6 heating oil.

May 2017 Rate

Small (LBS-S)
Must contract for a minimum of 5,000 Mcf of natural gas per year 

$14.05

Large (LBS-L)
Must contract for a minimum of 80,000 Mcf of natural gas per year

$14.00

Extra Large (LBS-XL)
Must contract for a minimum of 350,000 Mcf of natural gas per year

$13.95

For a more detailed overview of Load Balancing Service Rates, refer to the PGW Gas Service Tariff.

Cogeneration service is available to commercial and industrial customers who use natural gas in any combination of cooling, heating and power production where a quantity of waste heat is recovered and used in a secondary application for almost any commercial, industrial or domestic use. Cogeneration applicants must demonstrate the ability to utilize waste heat in a second process.

May 2017 Rate

Cogeneration (CG)
Customers are required to execute a Service Agreement defining minimum and maximum quantities of gas to be delivered

$3.48

For a more detailed overview of Cogeneration Service Rates, refer to the PGW Gas Service Tariff.

(Interruptible Service) Natural gas vehicle service is available to provide uncompressed natural gas to any customer for the exclusive purpose of compressing such gas for use as fuel for motor vehicles. The compression of the natural gas to the pressure required for use as a motor vehicle fuel will be conducted by the customer, at the customer's designated premises. Service shall only be available where the company's distribution system is, or can economically be made available to supply the service. Each customer will be require to execute a service agreement which will specify terms and conditions of service. The gas price for service under this rate is based on the average gasoline price in Philadelphia.

May 2017 Rate

Natural Gas Vehicle Service - Interruptible (NGVS-I)

Service under this rate schedule shall be provided as long as the Company has sufficient supplies to meet the requirements of the Customers within this class, in addition to the requirements of the firm Customer classes, as determined by the Company.

$8.11

For a more detailed overview of Cogeneration Service Rates, refer to the PGW Gas Service Tariff.

Smell Gas? Call (215) 235-1212

Natural Gas smells bad on purpose

That “rotten egg” smell is the smell of natural gas. If you think you smell gas leave the area immediately, and then call PGW at 215-235-1212 from a safe location.

Learn more Leaks, Odors, Safety Tips

Also if you smell gas:

  • Do not use electrical devices including cell phones which may cause a spark and ignite the gas.
  • Do not use an open flame, matches or lighters.
  • Do not try to locate the source of the gas leak.
  • Do not try to shut off any natural gas valves or gas appliances.
  • Do not start vehicles.
  • Do not re-enter the building or return to the area until a PGW employee or a qualified utility representative says it is safe to do so.
  • Do not put out the flames if natural gas ignites.