Supplying Natural Gas to Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania Customers

 

Are you a Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania customer? If so, you can start enjoying the convenience and cost-effectiveness of choosing Shipley Energy as your supplier in minutes. Shipley Energy is a natural gas supplier, and we can help you make the most of your energy with benefits such as fixed rate payment plans. As a Shipley Energy customer, you'll enjoy the same reliable energy delivery from Columbia Gas at a better value.

About Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania

Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania is an energy delivery company that services 26 counties in Western Pennsylvania, State College, and the greater York area. Shipley Energy is proud to work with Columbia Gas, which is a part of NiSource. When you sign with us, you keep your relationship with Columbia Gas in good standing, and you'll generally pay less for their services. Deregulation makes advantages such as these possible for natural gas customers.

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Understanding Energy Deregulation in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is one of 21 states in the U.S. with a natural gas choice program. Where government regulation once set the prices of natural gas, programs stemming from the 1978 Natural Gas Policy Act give consumers more freedom to choose a gas provider that works best for their needs.

In Pennsylvania, deregulation means that residential and non-residential customers can choose to purchase their natural gas from one of several third-party suppliers. They must still operate through their local gas utility for delivery, though. With more suppliers comes competition for customers’ business, leading to lower prices and improvements in service. Consumers can compare services, rates, and contracts to pick the options that best fit their needs.

What Is the Difference Between a Natural Gas Utility vs. a Supplier?

Prior to deregulation, gas producers sold their products to interstate pipeline companies. The companies would then sell to local gas utilities that provided commercial and residential service. Federal authorities determined the price at which producers could sell to pipelines, and state authorities set the price that gas utilities would charge their end users.

A customer choice program works a bit differently. Third-party natural gas suppliers like Shipley Energy buy gas and make arrangements for its transportation to the local gas utility. Under this system, local gas utilities like Columbia Gas of Pennsylvania don't purchase gas directly, but they continue to offer delivery services for businesses and homes. In short, natural gas suppliers purchase energy and sell it directly to commercial and residential customers, while utility companies provide delivery.

Columbia Natural Gas Pricing

Deregulated states such as Pennsylvania allow suppliers to purchase energy from the companies that generate it. Then the suppliers, such as Shipley Energy, sell the energy to utility companies, who provide it to home and business owners. Thanks to more suppliers and competition, our rates will generally be lower than Colombia Gas of Pennsylvania's prices. You can take advantage of these economical prices by switching to us, while Colombia Gas will still deliver your natural gas, check your meter, and perform maintenance.

How Shipley Energy Affects Columbia Natural Gas Rates

The price you pay per unit of natural gas depends on market trends such as demand. This is great when the cost is low, but your energy costs could soar during the winter months.

Connecting with Shipley Energy gives you access to strategic payment contracts. Fixed rate payment plans, for example, keep your cost per unit stable throughout the length of your contract. You can even watch energy costs and sign a contract when the price per unit is low. Once you have a contract with us, Columbia Gas's prices may rise, but your payments will stay the same.

We also offer variable price plans. Similar to Columbia's natural gas prices, these rates change with the market. This could help you pay lower rates at some points during the year, but other months may have higher prices due to seasonal demand.

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Why Choose Shipley Energy?

With over 85 years of experience in the energy industry, we know how important it is for customers to have access to fair rates for the energy solutions they need. We work to satisfy longtime natural gas customers and also guide potential customers through the process of switching to natural gas and choosing a supplier. Plus, our payment plans and service options allow you to make your energy decisions with confidence.

If you're ready to start sourcing your natural gas from Shipley Energy, check out our price checker tool to compare rates. Contact us online or call us at 1-800-839-1849 today for more information.