CompareMIGas website helps customers make informed decisions when choosing a natural gas provider

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE   Nov. 7, 2019

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LANSING, Mich. — The Michigan Public Service Commission wants to remind Michigan businesses and residents that Michigan's natural gas price comparison website is a valuable resource to help them make informed decisions when choosing a natural gas provider or evaluating their current rates.

The MPSC is encouraged that hundreds of thousands of people have visited the CompareMIGas website since it was launched in October 2015.

The website features the rates currently offered by all alternative gas suppliers actively marketing or enrolling customers in Michigan, as well as the basic terms and conditions of offers. The website also features the current MPSC-regulated gas cost recovery rates charged by the four natural gas utilities that offer natural gas choice in their service territories: DTE Gas Company, Consumers Energy Company, SEMCO Energy Gas Company and Michigan Gas Utilities Corporation.

As of September, 363,690 customers statewide participated in the Gas Customer Choice Program. About 76 percent of Michigan households heat with natural gas.

If you're considering purchasing your natural gas through an alternative gas supplier, be sure to shop around. Browse the CompareMIGas website to compare rates, but be sure you understand the terms and conditions before signing a contract, and always be mindful of who is supplying your natural gas and the rate you are paying. The MPSC encourages customers to regularly monitor their energy bills.

For more information about the Gas Customer Choice Program, click here.

The MPSC's consumer tip sheet on natural gas customer choice includes a checklist for those who are considering switching to an alternative gas supplier.

For information about the MPSC, visit www.Michigan.gov/MPSC, sign up for one of its listservs, or follow the Commission on Twitter.

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