Dominion Energy’s natural-gas retail price is unusually low this year

COLUMBUS, Ohio—The Ohio Consumers’ Counsel, the state’s legal advocate for residential utility customers, wants you to know that Dominion Energy is now offering unusually low prices for natural-gas service as the result of a recent energy auction.

Dominion, which serves much of Northeast Ohio, is now offering a “standard choice offer” of $2.097 per thousand cubic feet of natural gas. Given that the average Ohio ratepayer uses 18 mcf of gas in February, that would mean – including taxes – a gas supply bill of a little more than $40, according to J.P. Blackwood, spokesman for Ohio Consumers’ Counsel Bruce Weston.