One energy provider says it is doing everything in its power to keep monthly bills down in the aftermath of the bitter cold and winter storm weather last week.
Atmos Energy said in a release this week that bills “in the near term will not include any of the unusually high gas prices from the historic winter storms.”
“Atmos Energy does not set the market pricing for natural gas,” Atmos said in the release. “There is no profit added to the gas cost. We have been and will continue working with regulators to find solutions that will minimize the impact on monthly bills. Until those solutions are identified, the gas cost portion of a customer’s bill will reflect normal, seasonal gas prices.”
Atmos did say that February and March bills may be higher than recent months due to the amount of gas used during the bitterly cold weather, but the company does offer installment plans for customers who need to pay their balances off over the course of time.
“Federal assistance funds are also available through the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP), in addition to Atmos Energy’s Sharing the Warmth funds,” Atmos said. “Sharing the Warmth is a program that leverages the generosity of customer donations with additional contributions by Atmos Energy to amplify the amount of assistance offered. Atmos Energy then partners with local agencies to offer program funds to eligible customers.”