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California Commodity Natural Gas Price
(Current dollars in $/Mcf - dollars per thousand cubic feet)

Below is provided the estimated commodity price paid for natural gas consumed in California. The price includes the combined production and delivery costs to either a Calfornia natural gas utility or to an nonutility consumer. The utilitys' cost for transmission and distribution are not included.

Core Noncore Nonutility Total
1996 $2.21 $1.75 $1.87 $1.89
1997 $2.39 $2.19 $2.41 $2.29
1998 $2.22 $2.15 $2.26 $2.20
1999 $2.38 $2.24 $2.31 $2.30
2000 $4.21 $5.83 $6.20 $5.40
2001 $6.09 $6.67 $7.99 $6.69
2002 $3.03 $3.16 $3.16 $3.12
2003 $5.09 $4.91 $4.93 $4.97
2004 $5.84 $5.51 $5.57 $5.62
2005 $7.93 $7.57 $7.82 $7.73
2006 $7.00 $6.06 $6.07 $6.33
2007 $6.90 $6.57 $6.55 $6.66
2008 $7.93 $8.33 $8.09 $8.16
2009 $4.20 $3.59 $3.72 $3.78


Source: Prepared by the California Energy Commission based on Utility Annual Reports,Calif Gas Report and Natural Gas Week.

Notes:

  • Core is utility deliveries to residential and commerial sectors.
  • Noncore is utility delivieries to industrial and electric generation.
  • Nonutility is direct deliveries from interstate pipelines and California production

$/Mcf is approximately equal to dollars per million Btu.