The Average Total 2015-16 Winter Residential Bill Fell 30 Percent
Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division customers continued to reap the benefits of low natural gas prices. The average residential natural gas bill for the winter of 2015-16 was $54.11, down 59 percent or $78.12 since peaking in 2007.
As a result, the average total winter residential utility bill has also fallen 30 percent, or $67.70, to $157.23 compared to 2007-08.
For the past several years, MLGW has posted the lowest combined residential utility bill among 50 cities surveyed in an annual rates comparison. That trend continued this year.
“That’s something which customers can appreciate because it improves their quality of life and their standard of living because they don’t have to spend so much on utilities,” said Jerry Collins Jr., MLGW president and CEO.