your winter heating costs throughout a full year.
how much you can expect to pay each month.
more money available during the holidays.
How it Works
your budget payment amount by reviewing the gas usage history at your address,
30-year normal weather, and the present and estimated cost of natural gas.
Sometimes, weather conditions and swings in the price of natural gas can have
an unexpected impact on your gas usage and your actual bill amount. We'll
review your budget account in August, October and January, and will adjust your
payment, if necessary, to keep your actual balance as current as possible.
The budget year begins in August and runs
Simply pay the budget payment amount indicated on your August bill and you'll
be enrolled in the program automatically. If you enroll after August, your
payment will be higher as there are fewer months remaining to spread winter
heating costs. So, it’s a good idea to enroll as early as possible.
Three Easy Ways to Enroll
Bill payment – Your budget
amount will appear on your August bill. If your account is past-due, the amount
overdue will be included in the first month's payment amount. Simply pay that
amount for your natural gas service, plus any charges for optional services,
and you'll be enrolled automatically.
Online - You can enroll
online anytime. Just log in
to your Columbia Gas account to find out what your budget amount will be and
follow the easy steps to enroll.
By phone – You can enroll
by calling us at 1-800-344-4077.