Friendly note from SoCal Gas January 6, 2023
There’s no easy way to put this: January bills are likely to be higher than usual. An unprecedented cold snap across the nation in part has caused natural gas market prices in the West to more than double between December and January – much higher than expected. As a result, SoCalGas residential customers can expect the typical January bill likely to be more than double the typical bill last January, assuming the same amount of natural gas is used. Many SoCalGas employees are your neighbors and community members, and we are here to help you best manage your energy consumption, while balancing usage and comfort. To help keep monthly bills as low as possible, we offer tips, tools, and programs designed to assist you in finding what works best for your home or business.
I did not recall the specific number on last year's January bill, but when this bill came due, it was for $512 -- more than double the December tab. It is more than my Social Secirity raise that I am slated to get tomorrow.
I hope Putin got the message that I paid the bill without starting a revolution.