Why Is My Gas Bill So High Atmos?

“Whatever amount we pay for natural gas, that’s what our consumers pay,” Bowman explained.

Natural gas prices in the United States jumped 2% on Monday, according to Reuters, after output declined during the New Year’s weekend due to cold weather freezing several production wells in Texas, New Mexico, and Colorado.

“Prices have risen as a result of increased worldwide demand for natural gas and the temporary disruption in supply caused by recent storms in the Gulf of Mexico, according to Atmos.

“This is likely to be a one-time occurrence; pricing should return to normal in the spring.”

While most of it is outside their control, Atmos executives say they want to keep consumer bills as low as possible.

What are my options for lowering my Atmos Energy Bill?

  • Lower your thermostat to 68 degrees during the day and 58 degrees when you’re not at home in the winter.
  • Reduce the temperature of your water heater to 120 degrees Fahrenheit, or set the dial to normal or medium. Water heating can consume up to a quarter of the energy used in your home.
  • Shower for shorter periods of time and bathe only when absolutely essential. Showering and bathing can use up to 40% of the hot water in your home.
  • Unless a fire is blazing, keep the fireplace damper closed. If you leave the damper open, it’s like leaving a window open in the house; warm air will rush up the chimney!
  • Use the pool heater sparingly if you have one. Instead, use your pool pump to circulate the water and keep it from freezing during the coldest part of the day.

What is the source of my high gas consumption?

High gas supply rates, older, inefficient appliances, poor appliance maintenance, window and door drafts, heat loss through the attic or chimney, or opportunities to better manage your thermostat can all be blamed for consistently high bills, or high bills in the summer when heating costs drop for most households.

Is it true that Atmos has raised their rates?

For commercial customers, Atmos requests a $7.90 increase in the Facility Charge from $40.10 per month to $48.00 per month, the removal of the $4.97 GSRS charge, plus a $0.51 monthly surcharge for one year to recover rate case expense, resulting in a 9.7% increase.

What is the purpose of the Atmos Energy bill?

Atmos Energy’s bills will include three different sorts of charges: The amount of gas you’ve consumed, including natural gas costs. The cost of delivering gas to your home or company. Taxes.

What is the procedure for reading my Atmos gas meter?

Your natural gas meter is a precise automatic measurement device. It counts the filling and emptying of compartments within the metal casing to determine how much natural gas travels through it. Because each compartment consistently fills with the same volume of gas, measurement is precise. The flow of gas to your appliances is unaffected since one compartment is emptied while another is filled.

The dials of a common gas meter are depicted in this graphic. From left to right, the dials are read. Use the number that has been passed by the dial hand. (The direction the arrow is pointing determines the movement of the hand in this picture.) The direction in which the numbers on the dial increase determines the movement of the hand when gazing at your meter.

From left to right, read the dials, noting the lower number next to the dial hand. Dial A has a value of 3, dial B has a value of 1, dial C has a value of 7, and dial D has a value of 2. As a result, the reading is 3172. (Please note that if the dial is between two numbers, the lower of the two numbers should be used.) Subtract your previous meter reading from your current reading to calculate your gas usage.

I received a notice of termination, but I already mailed my payment. What am I supposed to do now?

If you received a termination notice but paid your bill, you can check whether your payment was credited to your account since the termination notice was mailed using the Account Center. If your payment is received by the workday before the scheduled termination date, we will not discontinue your service on the day indicated on your notification.

Please follow the guidelines on the termination notice you got if the past due amount mentioned on your termination notification is not posted on the Account Overview section.

What will it cost to reactivate my service if it has been suspended due to nonpayment?

If our Customer Research Group has requested payment verification information because a payment does not display on your account or the payment amount on your account is wrong, please email the needed information to:

How can I determine whether or not my gas meter is accurate?

If the meter stops working, turn on one appliance at a time until it works again, then examine the meter. The appliance could be malfunctioning if the meter starts to move very quickly.

If the meter continues to move, it is most likely broken. If it’s a gas meter, you might have a leak; call the National Grid Gas Emergency line at 0800 111 999 right away.

To explore the problem with your meter, you should contact your supplier. They can have it tested if they want. You have five working days from the time you notify your supplier of the problem to receive an update. They must perform all of the following when they update you:

  • Offer to confirm everything in writing, including the length of time it will take to resolve the issue.

If your supplier does not complete all of these tasks within 5 working days, you are entitled to 30 in compensation for each task they do not complete. They have 10 working days to complete this task. If they don’t pay you on time, they must pay you an additional 30 to compensate for the delay.

What is causing the current increase in natural gas prices?

The spring is the best time for natural gas companies to store gas in anticipation of the upcoming cold months, which are still two seasons away. But that hasn’t happened, in part due to rising international demand and concerns about further global energy supply constraints.

As a result, there is currently less gas in storage than usual, with current storage at 1.567 trillion cubic feet, or roughly 16% below the five-year supply average.

Atmos Energy gets its gas from a variety of sources.

To meet the gas needs of our residential, commercial, and industrial customers, Atmos Energy obtains natural gas from a variety of wellhead producers and marketers. Long and short-term commitments, as well as purchases from the daily spot market, are part of our varied supply portfolio.