About this Service

NGS provides bill consolidation and quality control – combining supply and transportation into a single monthly bill – decreasing administrative and record keeping costs. NGS handles all gas supply and delivery arrangements, both with the gas suppliers and the gas utility companies. Customers can participate in either a one-year or five-year contract.

Service Fee

The administrative service fee for this service is $0.0065 per therm, with a maximum annual charge of $27,000.00.

For more information on this program or how it could benefit your facility, please contact ngs@dgs.ca.gov

Natural gas is one of the most volatile commodities traded on the futures market. Price fluctuations due to supply and demand factors, which are influenced by national and global events, pose significant risk to public organizations with fixed yearly utility budgets. By monitoring and evaluating the natural gas market, NGS makes informed determinations about how much, and at what price, a range of gas market forward purchase structures should be procured.

NGS serves many large public sector organizations that need reliable gas supply, while also arranging for gas delivery and risk management services. NGS follows the public procurement competitive bidding process to select and contract with natural gas suppliers for the exclusive benefit of our customers. NGS maintains an auditable 'paper trail' for all gas purchases – we understand public audit requirements and have designed our billing and records process to make things go smoothly for our customers when they have to respond to audit information requests.

NGS program customers include:  

• Higher education facilities 

• State executive agency non-core facilities

• Special districts: waste, water, transit

In addition to traditional fossil-derived Natural Gas, the Natural Gas Services program also delivers Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) throughout the state.

RNG is mainly composed of methane and is chemically identical to the natural gas already distributed through the utility pipeline system. It is used in the same way with the same equipment that natural gas uses to produce heating, cooking, transportation, and electric generation. It's obtained from renewable sources such as wastewater and sewage, solid waste and landfill sites, and organic materials decomposition. RNG is renewable and reduces greenhouse gas by reducing the amount of new carbon into the inventory.  

Contact

Teri Rohrer

Department of General Services
Natural Gas Services

707 Third St, First Floor
West Sacramento, CA 95605

Phone: (916) 375-5990

Email: teri.rohrer@dgs.ca.gov