Columbia Gas of Ohio

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About Columbia Gas of Ohio

With headquarters in Columbus, Columbia Gas of Ohio is one of seven subsidiaries of NiSource, which together deliver natural gas to roughly 4 million customers across seven states. The first predecessor of what would become NiSource was founded in 1847, while Columbia Gas formed in 1906.

Columbia Gas of Ohio natural gas rates

Plan Name Plan Length Rate
Constellation - 18 Month Home Natural Gas 18 months $0.4490 / Ccf
Constellation - 36 Month Home Natural Gas Plan 36 months $0.4590 / Ccf
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 12 12 months $0.4690 / Ccf
Frontier Utilities - OH Frontier Online Premier Gas 6 6 months $0.4900 / Ccf
Direct Energy - Live Brighter 18 18 months $0.4990 / Ccf
Frontier Utilities - OH Frontier Online Premier Gas 12 12 months $0.5300 / Ccf
Constellation - 9 Month Home Natural Gas 9 months $0.5490 / Ccf

Please note: All rates above are accurate as of 8/3/2020 for utility Columbia Gas. Rates may have changed since this date. For the most up to date rates in your area, please enter your zip code above.

Understanding deregulation in Ohio

It took a few years to get established, but the Ohio gas market was deregulated in 2001. By 2014, more than half of Ohioans were buying power from a retail supplier. The word “deregulation” means that you have the power to choose from among competing energy suppliers in your area. Since numerous suppliers and rate plans are available, you will need to compare Columbia of Ohio gas rates to those of other suppliers to get the best deal for your family.

Deregulation does not refer to a lack of regulations. Oversight is conducted by the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio. Contact them if you have any problems with your supplier that you are unable to resolve.

How can Choose Energy help?

At Choose Energy, we work hard to provide everything you need to understand how deregulation affects you, as well as to help you select the retail supplier and rate plan that are truly best for your home. Some of our most vital resources include:

What is Columbia Gas of Ohio’s price to compare?

If you don’t choose a retail energy supplier and you live in Columbia Gas of Ohio’s service area, you will automatically receive natural gas from that utility company. Like all deregulated states, Ohio helps you compare rates by requiring utility companies to list their “price to compare,” or basic generation rates. As of July 2020, Columbia Gas’ price to compare is 25.65 cents per Ccf (100 cubic feet). You can also look at your bill to see what rate you are currently paying.

Can you beat Columbia Gas rates if you switch to a retail provider? Learn your options by entering your ZIP code above.

What is the difference between a utility and a supplier?

If you are new to deregulation, you may not be aware of the difference between a utility and a supplier. In essence, a utility such as Columbia Gas of Ohio delivers natural gas to your home and is responsible for the infrastructure. Call them if you have an outage or gas emergency. You can choose to buy your natural gas through a supplier that will set your rates and is responsible for billing and customer service. If you don’t select a supplier, then your utility will also become your default supplier.

Which suppliers are available in Columbia Gas of Ohio’s service area?

If you live in Columbia Gas of Ohio’s service area, popular suppliers include Constellation Energy, Direct Energy, and Frontier Utilities. Depending on your exact location, you may also have other options. Enter your ZIP code above to see a list of suppliers in your neighborhood.

Contact Columbia Gas of Ohio

Columbia Gas of Ohio, in addition to natural gas delivery, offers information about natural gas safety, as well as many contact methods for customer service. If you are a Columbia Gas customer in Ohio, see below for contact information:

  • To login to your account, click here.
  • Customer service number: 1-800-344-4077
  • Emergency number: 1-800-344-4077

Updated: 8/3/2020