Retail Natural Gas Markets

Figure 2. Natural Gas Choice Market Eligibility by Segment

Updated October 21, 2015.

ERCG estimates for 2013 --

  • U.S. total competitively served sales of 1,869 Bcf and 7.9 million customers
  • with a residential total of 718 Bcf and 7.1 million customers
  • with a commercial total of 1,151 Bcf and 0.8 million customers

Mergers and acquisition (M&A) activity --

  • in 2013, there were 12 total M&A deals for retail gas suppliers
  • in 2014, there were 7 M&A deals
  • in 2015 so far, there have been 7 M&A deals

The tables below show the 22 U.S. jurisdictions that have restructured retail gas markets. Rank is based on 2013 competitively supplied sales volume, using the most recently available data from the state utility commission migration reports. Contact info@ercg-us.com for more details on ranking methodology, as well as historical and forecasted sales (2010 to 2020) by state and utility.

Table 4. Residential State Gas Rankings, Sales, Customers

State or Jurisdiction

 Resi Rank 

 Resi Sales (Bcf) 

 Resi Customers (000s) 

California

9

18.8

283

Connecticut

16

2.2

1

District of Columbia

15

3.3

17

Florida

18

0.3

14

Georgia

3

104.7

1,428

Illinois

5

55.8

288

Indiana

12

7.2

81

Kentucky

17

2.0

25

Maryland

8

21.5

247

Massachusetts

10

15.6

3

Michigan

4

58.8

443

Montana

19

0.0

0

Nebraska

13

5.1

68

New Jersey

7

22.5

258

New Mexico

20

0.0

0

New York

2

123.7

922

Ohio

1

234.5

2,591

Pennsylvania

6

29.5

322

Virginia

11

8.7

68

Wyoming

14

3.5

41

 

 

Table 5. Commercial State Gas Rankings, Sales, Customers

State or Jurisdiction

 Comm Rank 

 Comm Sales (Bcf) 

 Comm Customers (000s) 

California

3

127.3

57

Connecticut

13

19.6

7

District of Columbia

14

13.9

3

Florida

21

4.1

3

Georgia

10

46.5

90

Illinois

4

120.4

53

Indiana

12

23.7

18

Kentucky

18

5.1

4

Maine

19

4.7

2

Maryland

8

50.9

24

Massachusetts

9

46.8

18

Michigan

7

80.1

37

Montana

16

9.3

1

Nebraska

17

8.4

12

New Jersey

5

111.4

52

New Mexico

15

11.5

4

New York

1

195.0

133

Ohio

2

151.5

228

Pennsylvania

6

88.7

55

South Dakota

22

2.2

0

Virginia

11

25.5

11

Wyoming

20

4.3

6

 

 

Table 6. State Public Utility Commission Date Update - Gas

 

 

 

 

 

State or   Jurisdiction

PUC Update

 

 

District of Columbia

Jun-15

 

 

Illinois

Jun-15

 

 

Maryland

Dec-14

 

 

Michigan

May-15

 

 

Nebraska

Apr-15

 

 

New Jersey

Apr-15

 

 

New York

Apr-12

 

 

Ohio

Mar-15

 

 

Pennsylvania

Mar-15

 

 

Wyoming

Apr-15

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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