Gas Information

Natural Gas

Natural Gas is a vital component of teh world's supply of energy. It is used in our homes to fuel stoves, water heaters, dryers, furnaces and other appliances. It is used by industry to create a variety of products like plastics, steel and clothing. More factories and electric generating plants are using natural gas because it produces fewer emissions than coal or fuel oil.

The DPS staff is responsible for overseeing the operations of natural gas utilities under Commission jurisdiction to ensure that they provide safe and adequate service at fair and reasonable rates.

This section has information about the natural gas utilities regulated by the PSC, the Energy Service Companies (ESCOs) that supply gas to New York consumers, Commission programs and initiatives regarding the State's supply of gas and guides to help consumers make informed choices about their utility.

Commission Cases and Proceedings:

    Cases 16-G-0203 and 16-G-0256: St. Lawrence Gas Company's Gas Franchise Renewals
    The company filed petitions with the NYS Public Service Commission to seek authorization to renew two natural gas franchises in St. Lawrence County, one in the Town of DeKalb and the other in the Town of Oswegatchie.
    Case 16-G-0210: New York State Electric & Gas Corporation's Gas Franchise Petition
    The company filed a petition with the NYS Public Service Commission seeking authority to exercise its gas franchise in the Town of Nichols, Tioga County.

    Cases 15-E-0283 & 15-E-0285: New York State Electric & Gas/Rochester Gas & Electric Rate Increase
    New York State Electric & Gas Corporation (NYSEG) and Rochester Gas & Electric Corporation (RGE) requested the NYS Public Service Commission to approve a proposed increase to their electric rates. They also proposed to close three walk-in office locations located in Belmont, Geneseo and Mechanicville. The closures would occur between September 2016 and May 2017.

News and Noteworthy:

Electric and Natural Gas Safety Tips - This brochure provides information on the "do's" and "don'ts" regarding gas and electricity use in order to prevent accidents in and around your home or business. Please click on the brochure below:


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