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Learn About Atlanta Natural Gas

Atlanta locals may love going to Braves games, shopping in Buckhead and taking walks through Piedmont Park, but another benefit for residents is the power to choose their natural gas marketer. Consumers are encouraged to learn about natural gas in Georgia so they can make educated decisions when purchasing an energy plan.

Know your Georgia Gas Company

In 1997, the two main natural gas providers had the option to separate natural gas supply from distribution in Georgia. Gas company Atlanta Gas Light chose to make the separation, but United Cities Gas Company, now Atmos Energy, chose not to change. Now, residents in the Atlanta Gas Light service area must choose a supply company, or marketer, for their natural gas. Residents in the Atmos Energy area do not have the power to choose.

If you’re not sure which utility area you live in, contact® for more information.

Understand Atlanta natural gas rates

When searching for competitive gas marketers in Atlanta, you may find a few different types of supply plans. Atlanta natural gas rates vary from marketer to marketer. Comparing natural gas supply plans can ensure you’re getting the best available plan for you. Some marketers in Atlanta offer fixed-rate supply plans, in which your price per energy unit will not change during your contract. This protects consumers from fluctuations in the market price. You may also find variable-rate supply plans. With these plans, the price per energy unit may change during your contract, depending on changes in the market.

Get to know Atlanta Gas Light

Atlanta Gas Light Company is the natural gas provider for 1.5 million Georgia residents. In 1856, the company installed the first natural gas streetlights. Now it is the largest natural gas utility in the Southeast. Atlanta Gas Light’s website states it is committed to helping the community through service projects such as building with Habitat for Humanity and making sandwiches for a local ministry.

Utility companies still have control over the gas pipelines and the distribution of natural gas to homes and businesses. If you have a natural gas leak, contact your utility as soon as possible.

Shop for natural gas in Atlanta

Atlanta is a popular place to live with its downtown attractions such as the Georgia Aquarium, Inside CNN Studio Tour and World of Coca-Cola. It is also important for Atlanta residents to understand their natural gas options.

You may find the right Atlanta natural gas supply plan for you by contacting today.

Updated: 3-23-17.

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