Here's a glossary of terms you'll find in your South Jersey Gas bill:
Basic Gas Supply Service is the cost associated with purchasing Natural Gas supplies for customers.
Cubic Feet/Cu Feet:
Cubic Feet is the unit of measure for Natural Gas. A cubic foot of gas is the amount of gas needed to fill a volume of one cubic foot under set conditions of pressure and temperature.
On your bill, this represents the amount used in hundreds of cubic feet.
Current Marketer Charges:
These charges will only appear if you have selected a deregulated third party gas supplier. You agreed to pay these charges when you switched suppliers from South Jersey Gas to the deregulated energy supplier. Any questions regarding these charges should be directed to the marketer listed on the bill.
If you feel you have been switched without your knowledge please contact Customer Service via our online form or by calling 888-766-9900 There are strict laws against and penalties for marketers that switch clients without their knowledge.
This charge covers the cost of moving Natural Gas through our pipes to the meter at your home. The Delivery Charge also includes the costs associated with providing you with safe, reliable service.
Price to Compare:
This price is a reference point to compare deregulated Natural Gas suppliers. In order for deregulated Natural Gas suppliers to offer you savings, their price must be below the South Jersey Gas price to compare. Use this price and other criteria to determine whether or not you should switch from South Jersey Gas to a deregulated Natural Gas supplier.
Monthly Customer Charge:
The monthly residential customer charge is pro-rated charge of $8.9238 per 30 day period. The charge is X and covers Y.
For other types of customers, please consult our Tariff for Gas Service filing for further information or contact Customer Service via our online form or by calling 888-766-9900
A therm is a unit of heat measurement equal to 100,000 Btu (British Thermal Units - A BTU is the amount of heat required to raise one pound of water, one degree Fahrenheit at or close to its point of maximum density).
Since natural gas meters measure volume and not energy content, a therm factor is used by Natural Gas companies to convert the volume of gas used to its heat equivalent and thus calculate the actual energy use.