Dominion Energy Ohio’s monthly natural gas price for residential customers who are on the Standard Choice Offer (SCO) is going down further for February.

Beginning Feb. 14, the SCO price will be $3.02 per thousand cubic feet (mcf). That’s down from $3.72/mcf for January.

The February rate is 70 cents or 18.8 percent lower than the January rate and 61 cents or 16.8 percent lower than the price a year ago of $3.63/mcf.

The previous two months’ SCO prices have been higher than previous years, reflecting a national trend.

The average residential customer’s February bill will be be $88.61, down $9.03, or 9.2 percent, from $97.64 last February.

All customers pay a fixed $28.14 for the basic monthly charge. Customers also pay a usage-based charge to transport the gas to the home, and gross-receipts tax. That charge has increased by 12 cents/mcf to 45 cents/mcf.

Consumer columnist Betty Lin-Fisher continues to recommend the SCO. To read a step-by-step guide on how to get the SCO, go to www.tinyurl.com/updatedSCO

 

Betty Lin-Fisher can be reached at 330-996-3724 or blinfisher@thebeaconjournal.com. Follow her @blinfisherABJ on Twitter or www.facebook.com/BettyLinFisherABJ and see all her stories at www.ohio.com/topics/linfisher