City of Brenham gas utility customers can expect to see an increase in their gas charges this month.
In the past, customers saw a Gas Cost Adjustment (GCA) credit because the purchase price for the gas supply was less than the city’s commodity charge of $5.35 per one thousand cubic feet (mcf).
The city said the price of natural gas has risen drastically since April, so customers will now see a GCA as an additional charge, rather than a credit, because the purchase price for the gas supply is more than the city’s commodity charge.
City officials point to limited natural gas supplies, low natural gas inventories and increased demand ahead of winter as the main drivers of this increase.
The GCA charge will begin on this month’s utility billing cycle.