HOWLAND, Ohio, March 21 /PRNewswire/ -- Howland Township today announced a
fixed price of $9.45 per thousand cubic feet (Mcf) of natural gas from its
preferred supplier, Commerce Energy of Ohio, Inc. This preferred rate for
Howland residents could save a customer almost 15% from the Dominion East Ohio
(DEO) rates that were filed according to the monthly gas cost recovery (GCR)
filing with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for March. The rate will
remain in effect from the May 2006 through October 2006 gas flow. Unlike
Commerce Energy's guaranteed rate, the utility's rate is subject to monthly
"At a point when natural gas prices have been soaring to all-time highs,
we are very pleased to offer Howland residents the best fixed price around for
the next six months and will lock in a price for the upcoming winter heating
season," said Rick Clark.
According to the Howland's consultant, Tom Bellish of Buckeye Energy
Brokers," the first year of the bulk buying program is off to a good start
with the announcement of the upcoming fixed price locked in that brings
stability amidst intense volatility in the natural gas market," said Bellish.
There is no cost for enrollment; however, residents and businesses must
enroll by April 28, 2006 to participate. The toll-free Commerce Energy
telephone number to enroll is 1-800-355-9742.
Residents and businesses that are currently served by other suppliers
should be aware of the obligations in their existing contracts before joining
Howland's Natural Gas Aggregation program.
About Buckeye Energy Brokers, Inc.
Buckeye provides local governments with deregulated energy consulting to
achieve buying leverage, risk mitigation, budget predictability, costs control
and potential savings by aggregating residential and commercial customers and
procuring deregulated energy. As an Ohio certified energy broker, independent
of any energy supplier, Buckeye can form buying groups creating leverage to
negotiate competitive pricing for aggregated members. As an experienced
regulatory advisor for governmental aggregation, Buckeye has the most active
Ohio natural gas contracts and has realized over $20 million in energy savings
for aggregation groups. Adhering to the highest standards of integrity, the
firm is committed to delivering economically sound energy management solutions
to improve the quality of life of our local communities. For more information
about Buckeye Energy Brokers, visit www.buckeyeenergybrokers.com.
About Commerce Energy of Ohio, Inc.
Commerce Energy, Inc. doing business as Commerce Energy of Ohio, Inc. in
Ohio is a wholly owned subsidiary of Commerce Energy Group, Inc. (Amex: EGR),
a holding company doing business through its two wholly owned operating
subsidiaries, Commerce Energy, Inc., and Skipping Stone Inc. Commerce Energy
is a FERC licensed unregulated retail marketer of natural gas and electricity
to homeowners, commercial and industrial consumers, and institutional
customers in nine states. Our Ohio Public Utility Commission Gas Supplier
License is 02-023(2). Skipping Stone is an energy consulting firm serving
utilities, pipelines, merchant trading and technology companies. For more
information, visit www.commerceenergy.com.
SOURCE Commerce Energy of Ohio, Inc.