Average Price of Natural Gas

Los Angeles-Riverside-Orange Counties
1996-2016

Cents per therm (a unit of heat energy)

Year Average Price
2016 $1.246
2015 $1.200
2014 $1.284
2013 $1.138
2012 $1.001
2011 $1.109
2010 $1.084
2009 $0.956
2008 $1.400
2007 $1.195
2006 $1.187
2005 $1.277
2004 $1.089
2003 $0.978
2002 $0.790
2001 $0.887
2000 $0.870
1999 $0.683
1998 $0.704
1997 $0.742
1996 $0.700

Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


In 2015, Los Angeles County consumed 2.8 billion therms of natural gas (38.4% of that for residential use). The county leads California in natural gas consumption, accounting for 28.1% of statewide consumption. Source: California Energy Commission


Southern California Gas Company, a subsidiary of Sempra Energy and headquartered in Los Angeles, is the largest natural gas utility in the nation. It supplies natural gas to 21.4 million customers ranging from Visalia, California, to the U.S.-Mexico border. Except for the cities of Long Beach and Signal Hill (supplied by the Long Beach Gas and Oil Department), Southern California Gas supplies all of Los Angeles County.