Natural Gas

Natural Gas

Natural Gas

Natural gas is one of the safest, most affordable and environmentally-sound energy sources around. We provide natural gas through a safe, reliable system throughout Greenville and the surrounding area. The gas system continues to grow through customer requests and expansion.

Natural gas is America's natural wonder. It's the cleanest and most-efficient fossil fuel. Ninety-nine percent of the natural gas we use in the United States comes from North America. Regardless of the weather, natural gas brings energy value to your home.

Natural gas has become the energy of choice for many people. Here are some reasons why:

It’s economical. Natural gas can significantly cut your energy bills, depending on where you live and your energy usage.
 
It’s reliable and convenient. Natural gas is delivered right to your home through underground piping and will not leave you stranded in inclement weather. Using natural gas means no unsightly storage tanks, no running out, and no waiting for delivery.

It’s environmentally friendly. Clean-burning natural gas is the most efficient fossil fuel available and the least taxing on the environment.

It’s comfortable. High-efficiency gas furnaces make you feel warm and comfortable – right away! And nothing beats the charm of a natural gas log fireplace. 

Natural Gas Purchasing

Natural gas utilities use a variety of techniques to manage natural gas prices and supplies. Gas purchasing strategies differ from utility to utility. Depending on their respective purchasing strategies, each utility uses different benchmarks to determine how much to charge customers at any given time. 

Gas purchasing is an important aspect of our efforts to reduce costs. Through our marketers, we purchase gas directly on the open market and pay to have it transported to our system. Because gas prices go up and down so rapidly, and dramatically, we take a systematic, disciplined and structured approach to our energy purchases. Our purchasing policy allows for longer-term planning, with purchases being made several months into the future when prices are favorable. This purchasing strategy allows Greenville Utilities the best opportunity to offer our customers price stability and protection from the ups and downs of the market. The goal of our purchasing strategy is to keep rates as stable and competitive as we possibly can, and we have been successful in doing so.

GUC does not profit from fluctuations in gas costs. All costs associated with increases or decreases in the commodity price of natural gas are normally passed along to customers on a dollar-for-dollar basis. In other words, we simply "track" the increases or decreases to our customers. Current rates

Liquified Natural Gas
Our LNG (Liquified Natural Gas) facility allows us to ensure our system is always reliable. Find out more.

CNG Fueling Station
GUC operates a public CNG (Compressed Natural Gas) fueling station. Get the details.


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