Natural Gas Choice - Choose Your Gas Marketer in the AGL Utility Market

  • Written By: Rebecca Bridges

  • Natural Gas choice in Georgia was enacted in 1998. But it really focuses on one company — Atlanta Gas Light Company or AGL. Here’s information on AGL, your Georgia Natural Gas choices, and how to start/stop service with AGL.

    About Atlanta Gas Light

    Atlanta Gas Light provides natural gas delivery service to more than 1.6 million customers in Georgia. They have been in operation since 1856, making them one of the oldest corporation in the state of Georgia. They are the largest natural gas distribution utility in the Southeast.

    In 1998, Atlanta Gas Light decided to open its market territory under the Natural Gas Competition and Deregulation Act of 1997. Since then, AGL has been a “pipes-only” gas company.

    Under deregulation, you’ll choose a Natural Gas Marketer to supply your gas. They’ll also issue your bill. And on your natural gas bill, you’ll see charges for your natural gas supply, and charges from AGL for your natural gas delivery.

    Natural Gas Choices – AGL Natural Gas Market

    If you live in the AGL utility area and need natural gas service for your home, you’ll need to pick from one of the certified natural gas marketers in the stated. These are natural gas companies that can supply your gas.

    Certified Natural Gas Marketers include: Constellation, Georgia Natural Gas, Gas South, and Xoom Energy, among others. Here are some natural gas rates in your area.

    Natural Gas Rates Near You (AGL)

    Plan Name Term Rate per CCF
    Gas South Variable Rate (Month to Month) 1 39.00 ¢
    XOOM Energy Sure Lock 12 12 44.90 ¢
    XOOM Energy Sure Lock 24 24 44.90 ¢
    XOOM Energy Rescue Lock 12 12 47.90 ¢
    Gas South Fixed Rate 6 6 59.00 ¢
    Constellation 12 Month 12 59.90 ¢
    Constellation 24 Month 24 64.90 ¢
    Gas South Fixed Rate 12 12 65.00 ¢
    Constellation 36 Month 36 66.90 ¢
    Gas South Fixed Rate 24 24 69.00 ¢

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    Natural Gas Service Near Me – Who to Call?

    Deregulation can be confusing. Who do I call for what?

    But if you live in the Atlanta Gas Light natural gas area, it means that AGL is still your gas company. They handle the infrastructure. If you need to set up a new meter or add an appliance to your home, you call AGL.

    And, while AGL delivers the natural gas to your home, you need to purchase your Georgia natural gas supply from a certified natural gas marketer. The gas marketer will send you the monthly natural gas bill. You will also contact the marketer if you are moving and need to start/stop service.

    Here’s a reference list of who to call to start/stop service if AGL is your gas utility company:

    • Start New Service (no Meter): Atlanta Gas Light
    • Start New Service (has a Meter): Gas Marketer
    • Transfer Service: Gas Marketer
    • Stop Service: Gas Marketer
    • Install a new appliance: Atlanta Gas Light
    • Remove Meter: Atlanta Gas Light

    Basically, if it involves the physical structure of your natural gas, such as a pipe or a meter, that’s Atlanta Gas Light. It it’s something that can be done without physical interaction, with the flip of a computer button, that’s your natural gas marketer.

    About Rebecca Bridges

    Rebecca Bridges has worked in deregulated energy markets since 2001. As chief marketing officer for NaturalGasPlans, she focuses on energy efficiency tips and helping consumers pick the best natural gas plan for their home. Outside of work, Rebecca uses her marketing experience to support dog rescue and can often be found hiking or biking local trails.

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