Where Does Tuttle Get Its Natural Gas?
Tuttle purchases its natural gas through a natural gas broker named BlueMark Energy. The actual natural gas itself is from Oneok, better known as Oklahoma Natural Gas. Currently, Tuttle has two connections to the Oneok natural gas line running near Tuttle.
When Are Meters Read?
Meters are read on the first day of each month (or maybe a day early or later if the 1st is on the weekend).
Natural Gas Price Calculations
After we have calculated the total number of Metric Cubic Feet (MCF) of gas was used throughout the entire system, we take that total MCF and divide it by the total dollar amount billed to the TPWA by BlueMark Energy and Oneok. This establishes the fuel cost per MCF. (Note: The TPWA’s Oneok meter reads in Million British Thermal Units (or MMBTU’s). All natural gas meters for TPWA customers read by the MCF. 1 MMBTU equals 0.9756 MCF. This conversion is taken into account each month.).
Your natural gas price is then calculated as follows for residential and business customers:
Base Fee ($15.31 for all customers)
Fuel (# of MCF’s read at your meter TIMES the fuel cost per MCF)
Tuttle Operation Fee (# of MCF’s read at your meter TIMES $3.24 per MCF)
Natural gas customers outside of the City Limits are charged an extra 20%