Why is my gas bill so high?
Higher natural gas prices and increased energy use during colder months can lead to higher bills. Natural gas market prices have increase nationwide. In addition to these higher prices, lower temperatures have caused California to use about 26% more natural gas than the five-year November historical average. An average PG&E gas and electric customer can expect to see an increase of about 18% this winter over last.
We’re taking a number of actions to reduce the impact of market conditions on our customers. Visit PG&E Currents to learn more about how PG&E can help you manage your energy use and costs.
Get tips and tools to reduce usage and save money this winter. We offer financial assistance programs to help customers pay bills. Visit Ways to Save This Winter to find help managing your gas bill.
Your gas bill will fluctuate depending on natural gas prices and increase energy use, but may also change due to the season, a change in lifestyle or the addition of family members.
Some commonly used appliances that consume natural gas are:
- Clothes Dryers
- Water Heaters
- Furnace (heating)
These appliances usually do not consume an abundance of gas usage throughout the summer months, but usage typically increases during winter or cooler months and may cause an increase in your bill.
To understand your usage and learn how to save on your energy bill:
- Sign in to Your Account
- Select the link for My Usage
- Select Compare my bills for a quick analysis
Select My Usage Details to analyze your usage by month and day, and learn how weather affects your usage.