Columbia Gas says February rate will decline by one cent


Columbia Gas of Ohio Inc. says it will charge customers 48 cents per 100 cubic feet of natural gas in February, a one-cent decrease from the January rate. The new rate is based on the New York Mercantile Exchange’s closing price of 33 cents per 100 cubic feet, plus 15 cents for a state-approved service fee.

A year ago, the rate was 46 cents per 100 cubic feet. With the new rate, the average residential bill will be $105.36 in February, the gas utility says.