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Shopping for New York Natural Gas Companies

Paying the prices set by your New York gas company or your gas utility is no longer your only option. Since 1996 many New Yorkers have had the opportunity to shop around for natural gas supply rates, even if they don't know it. With, comparing natural gas rates, plans and services in your area is easier! Simply enter your ZIP code now to see offers on natural gas service in your area!

Ready to switch? If you find an energy services company (ESCO) you like, switching is a breeze. Thanks to deregulation of the New York energy market, residents and business owners can shop for the lowest natural gas supply rates without sacrificing quality of service. Your public utility will continue to deliver your gas as it always has, but by choosing a new gas supply company you can also choose the best rate for you!

There are many natural gas companies to choose from in New York. Depending on which utility service territory you're in, you could opt for natural gas service from companies like Just Energy, Ambit Energy, Spark Energy or Direct Energy. When you're ready to start exploring your options, just enter your ZIP code above. offers you the ability to compare different plans for natural gas service with just a few clicks of your mouse.

How Deregulation Works

New York natural gas: A deregulated industry

To make the most of deregulation's benefits to you as a consumer, it's important to understand how it changed the energy system. In the past, the energy market was dominated by local utilities. Deregulation transformed the role of utilities, diminishing their role to one focusing on transmission and distribution, by creating two other categories of natural gas businesses that contribute to the delivery of gas to your home or business.

In the deregulated New York natural gas market there are energy generators that harvest natural gas and sell the supply to retail providers. The retailers come up with different packages which they sell to consumers, and utilities continue to physically deliver natural gas service to individuals and businesses.

Consumers have a choice of their utility's standard service or the various natural gas companies offering service to their area. Consumers are able to purchase their supply from whichever source they feel meets their needs best. Choosing wisely could result in a more suitable plan for your natural gas service.

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To make the most of the opportunities afforded you as a New Yorker, take the time now to seek out the plans offered by natural gas companies certified in your area. Typically, any given gas supply company will offer several plans with differing benefits.

Of the most common plans retail natural gas companies offer, stable-rate products are probably the most popular. Having a stable-rate on your natural gas service means you'll pay the same amount of money for every unit of natural gas you consume over the entire length of your contract. The main drawback commonly cited about stable-rate plans can be the contracts involved. In order for some retail gas companies to offer a stable rate, they have to be sure that you'll stay a customer for some time. As a result, stable-rate plans can carry with them a contract period of anywhere from 3-60 months.

On the other side of the coin, variable-rate plans usually don't require a long-term contract, but the rates attached are subject to change. Depending on the larger natural gas market, the price point of a variable-rate plan could go up or down from one month to the next. Be sure to look at the term of the contract and the rate to determine which company is right for you.

Get competitive plans from ESCOs today!

No matter what rate structure you're looking for in a natural gas plan, now is the time to shop around. There's no reason to spend more money than you have to on natural gas, and with just a few minutes of your time you could find a plan that meets your needs. Enter your ZIP code now to see what options you have in your area!

Updated: 7-21-2015